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Well know to be an illegal trade place for years, dealing with opium and marijuana that has been a part of the culture for thousands of years, Pakbeng is now a safety town, welcoming tourists every day from different area usually staying overnight and going further the morning next, missing the jewels of this district, and its untouched way of life.

The few last years, a hospital frequently assisted with foreign doctors was setup, a hydroelectric station downriver was constructed, and a new road was made to connect in less than 1 hour the Thai border.

Pakbeng is one of the most untouched part of Laos, covered by forest and deep jungle where human being were not welcome for a long time. Connected to the Golden Triangle, this place was the center of commerce of the area from north to south.