Muang La

Situated in the heart of northern Laos in Oudomxay Province, the small town of Muang La beckons travellers eager to experience its unspoilt natural beauty and numerous ethnic groups that dwell between rice paddies and mountains. Surrounded by rainforest and a transport back in time, the region’s many treasures await discovery.

Rural life moves slowly here. Enjoy hot springs at the scenic Nam Pak River. Glimpse at the sacred Buddha in the Pha Chiao Sing Kham temple. Listen to the sounds of the jungle whilst trekking on small winding paths that meander through the forest. Learn the way of life of traditional local communities that inhabit the region—the Hmong, Ikhos and Khmu peoples. Meet local farmers to see how they cultivate their land, fish and hunt for small game. A river cruise from Muang Khua to Nong Khiaw down the Nam Ou River to embrace the impressive limestone formations rising majestically from the water is a breathtaking experience. For those in search of new pleasures—Muang La.