Ban Deua Tia

Ban Deua Tia

Your cruise on the Mekong will also take you to Ban Deua Tia located on the mainland of the west bank of the southern Mekong River.  The inhabitants are Lao Loum (the ethnic majority of Laos), lowland Lao people who traditionally dwell near rivers and areas of abundant water.  Their religion is Buddhism and like most Lao people, they still practise some forms of Animism.

The village an older village and has had people in the area for over 200 years.  There are at the last count 616 people in 110 families and 96 houses in this village.

Their main sources of income in this village are farming, cultivation of crops, fishing and also the distillation of Lao whiskey. Produce not required for village consumption is sold to merchants who trade up and down the Mekong River.

Ban Deua Tia has one school (up to elementary school level) and one temple. They have electricity in the village but do not have water supplies, they pump their water up from the Mekong River.