Hidden in the small village of Muang-La by the river, this lodge features 5 wooden villas and 9 traditionally designed guestrooms. Exuding peace tranquillity, and mountain views, the river houses a natural hot spring. Besides the sauna, and spa, guests can explore northern Laos and its local ethnic groups either on foot, on mountain bikes, or in 4WD cars.
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Jean-Paul Duvergé – Explorer of Laos’ Remote Hill TribesA French native, Jean-Paul’s love affair with Laos began in his early 30s when his quest for adventure and off-the-beaten-track-experiences lured him to Asia. Passionate about sharing the story of Laos and its people with fellow travellers, he started a local travel company offering guests authentic experiences in the more remote areas of Laos. Always in search for innovative ways to implement sustainable tourism practices, Jean-Paul founded Muang La Resort in 2007, an intimate 9-bedroom eco-lodge in Northern Laos built in partnership with the local population and with respect to the natural environment.
A peaceful sanctuary situated along the banks of a river, Muang La is an ideal base from which to take day trips into the heart of Laos’ ethnic hill tribes and experience their diverse culture. Dedicated to help support the local communities, Jean-Paul improved the facilities and access to a natural hot spring located near the hotel and is working to help restart a neighbouring rock salt mine to create more jobs and natural resources for the region community.
This resort is dedicated to improving education at Ban Por, an isolated Hmong village at the top of the mountain, where teaching and learning conditions are difficult. So far, they have built two schools. One is for the first level (6-7 years old) and has 30 students. The second school, at the entrance of the village, has approximately 70 students ages 7 to 11.
Muang La’s education initiative originated when two guests from Luxembourg expressed their desire to improve the local school teaching/learning practices. Both the World Food Program, CCL (Comite de Cooperation du Laos) and a French organisation called Un Avenir Pour Demain actively support this project. Muang La’s future plan is to expand the school and employ more teachers.
“Set next to a river with a hot spring, in a very small village, this 9 room lodge showcases local architecture, and is the starting point for visiting the nearby hills and hilltribes.”
Kim, the discoverer.
GENERALTotal number of rooms: 9
Time zone: (GMT+07:00) Bangkok
Currency accepted: USD, LAK
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard
Electricity voltage: 220V
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ACCESSAbout 40mn drive to the North, along the road 2E from Oudomxay.
Nearest Airport: Oudom Xay (ODY) - 30 km
CONTACTMuang La District Oudom Xay Province, Lao Peoples Republic