When it comes to dining Phonsavan represents something of a black hole. Both the Maly Hotel and the Kong Keo Guesthouse represent acceptable if not exciting options. For Indian cuisine (which seems inevitable wherever tourists gather in Laos), head to Nisha (main courses 15,000 kip). The Sa Nga Restaurant (Rte. 7 near the post office; tel. 061/211-013; main courses 10,000 kip) serves reasonable Laos, Thai, and Chinese fare. If you want pizza or burgers, head to Craters Bar and Restaurant (Rte. 7; tel. 020/780-5775; main courses 25,000 kip).

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