Muang Sing

Muang Sing or Mueang Sing is a small town and district in Luang Namtha Province .The Festival Place with full Image of culture and traditions. Food and amusement stalls are arranged around the golden stupa.Muang Sing is a small village in a plain of rice fields just to the edge of the Golden Triangle in north-west Laos.

Two hours northeast of Luang Nam Tha, the small tourist mecca of Muang Sing has sprung up in the middle of nowhere. It is popular for its gorgeous scenery, relaxed atmosphere and in particular its abundance of local ethnic minority groups. A wide variety of these are represented on the streets of Muang Sing: Hmong, Tai Dam, Akha, Tai Lue and Yao. Men and women in traditional dress are a common and often spectacular sight.

The town itself is relatively attractive, with many largish wooden houses, built in the decorative Tai Lue style. Wander the back streets on foot or by bicycle and youll find roads of orange-red dirt framed with lush tropical greenery, and beautiful wooden houses bustling with activity. The town and its surrounds are flat, but ringed by distant mountains.

Muang Sings centre point and focal feature is its large market, which features a dry-goods market full of imported Chinese products as well as a cornucopia of fascinating foodstuffs, both ready to eat and market produce. The morning market runs all day, but hits its height at dawn, when people converge from all the neighbouring towns to do their shopping.

There is plenty to do as well as seen around here. You can take yourself on a number of local walks alone, or guided trekking trips are available by the score. The Nam Ha Ecotourism Project has established the Muang Sing Guiding Association, offering opportunities to visit villages a little further afield and learn first hand from well-trained local guides about the different cultures.