Getting to know Muang Sing

Travel for two hours northeast of Luang Namtha and you will run into the small hiking center, Muang Sing, a town seemingly in the middle of nowhere. Its popularity grew due to its majestic setting, laid back ambiance and the seclusion it offers. There are many populations of local ethnic groups in the region namely the Yao, Tai Dam, Hmong, Tai Lue, and Akha with tribes people in traditional clothes being a common sight.

Muang Sing is a beautiful town with wood-built homes, several of which follow a traditional Lao-Thai design. Cycling and walking are the activities frequently done in town; as you’ll soon discover when you take the dirt roads out of town towards the mountains.