Xe Pian NPA (National Protected Area) in Champasak and Attapeu provinces, stretches east from the Mekong plain and south to the Cambodian border covering 240,000 hectares. This huge, remote NPA is unique in its habitat variety – 29 different ecosystem types, including globally endangered species of birds and mammals. The prime settings offers a rich and varied wildlife such as Asian Elephants, Sun Bears, Asiatic Black Bears, Sunda Pangolins and Smooth Coated Otters and Tigers. Xe Pian is a haven for bird watching and is home to great hornbills, and yellow-cheeked crested gibbons. There are numerous small villages of the Brau, Su and Lao Loum tribes, and visitors enjoy treks, elephant rides and homestays operated by local villages.
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