Muang Sing District is located in Luang Namtha’s far northwest bordering Myanmar and China’s Yunnan province with historic Muang Sing Town as its administrative and economic centre. Its landscape is predominantly mountainous with elevation ranging between 540 to 2,094 meters, traditionally dominated by forest and upland swidden farming. The rainy season lasts from May, Read More

Muang Sing is a region of historical significance as a crossroad for trade, known as the “Tea Horse Trail”, taking mule caravans through Laos to China and Tibet. Among the three major routes, the most difficult but most direct ran from Houai Xay through Vieng Phoukha to Muang Sing town before continuing to Yunnan, Read More

Muang Sing is home to nine different ethnic groups, and each has its own customs and clothing, nowadays often mixed with ‘modern’ attire. Tai Lue The Tai Lue people are part of the larger Tai-Kadai linguistic family and began migrating into Muang Sing from southern China in the 15th century. They are known for, Read More

One of the most adventure treks explores the colourful of ethnic groups; enjoy stunning view in the GOLDEN TRIANGLE of north Laos (Laos-Myanmar-China). Adventure-trek-laos.com organizes adventure trekking in various areas of Xieng Khaeng Region (the GOLDEN TRIANGLE), has been a popular destination for the adventure seekers visitors. Xieng Khaeng is a largely unexplored, stunning region, Read More

Muang Sing town can easily be explored on your own. Simply stroll around and take in its history or sample some famous food and ethnic handicrafts. Muang Sing is a town with a rich history. Once closely associated with the Sipsongpanna Kingdom centered in present day Yunnan China, the town has been influenced by, Read More

Once ruled by Tai Lue people you will find 24 temples and monasteries in the Sing Valley within easy reach from Muang Sing town. You can easily explore them by bicycle or motorbike. Here, Buddhist vats are constructed in the Tai Lue style and characterized by low sloping roofs supported by large wooden posts, Read More

Muang Sing is known for its Khao soi, the most ‘Lao’ of the noodle soups, which literallymeans ‘ricecut’, as the rice noodles are made by cutting a rice pancake into strips with scissors. Kao soi noodles are made in the many Tai Lue and Tai Neua villages. To watch the production try Ban Siliheung,, Read More

Tai Dam Silk Tai Dam weavers produce silk textiles, from unwinding cocoons to spinning, dyeing and weaving intricate sins (traditional Lao skirts), scarves and wall hangings. Visit Ban Nong Boua and Ban Xieng Yun to see the weavers in action. Look for the large weaving looms located under or beside houses. To support local, Read More

Nam Keo Waterfall: Nam Keo Waterfall: nature lovers will enjoy this place. The multi-tiered Nam Keo Waterfall is located about 2 kilometers from the That Xieng Tung and can be visited as part of a guided tour from the Muang Sing Ecoguide Service or while on the Akha Experience. Pha Yueng Waterfall: Pha Yueng, Read More

Established in 1993, the mountainous Nam Ha NPA stretches from the Chinese border through the middle of Namtha province, covering over 224,000 hectares and about 24% of the province. In 2003 the Nam Ha National Protected Area (NPA) was designated as an ASEAN Heritage Site. Nam Ha is contiguous with the 44,000 hectare Shiang, Read More