Muang Sing Travel Guide

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  • Muang Sing
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  • Muang Sing
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Muang Sing Things to Do

  • Visit the Tribal Museum in Muang Sing

    *Visit the Tribal Museum of Muang SingUnknowingly, My guesthouse was just few meters across the opposite side of the Museum of Muang Sing. At the Balcony of my Guesthouse I was able to take a picture of the Building. Inside the museum are large collections of traditional Tools from the tribal groups in the area. In here you learn to know the rich...

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  • The Leaning Houses of the Akha Village

    Like the leaning Tower of Pisa, this is one of the very unique and weird experiences i ever had to watch and observe how the people live in these kinds of houses which is almost 5°-to 6° degrees leaning in any directions. How can they live in here? Are the floorings also leaning in some directions? How can they sleep in such situations? These are...

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  • My 1st encounter w/ endangered Tribe of...

    It was not easy for us to reach the villages in Muang Sing because the roads are not so well developed. As seen on my picture the way has lots of holes and very rugged which needed lots of efforts and energy to walk esp. under the heat of the sun. We started to walk early in the morning around 7:30 a.m. and we reached one of the villages around...

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  • SUGAR CANE

    There are hundreds of trucks loaded with sugar cane heading to China everyday, and if you wander off of the main road you will see the locals loading the trucks by hand.

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  • CHECK OUT THE MUSEUM

    Muang Sing museum is in the main street, which contains many local artefacts and costumes. The building is interesting too!

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  • Walking

    Walk out into the hills around Muang Singh. Pass through vast fields of Sugar Cane, rice paddies, lumbering water buffalo and friendly people. As the land around Muang Singh gently rises up to hills, it's easy to pick a walk as easy or hard as you like. Ask around at your guesthouse or in town for good places to walk.

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  • Cycling

    Hire a delightful chinese bicycle in the town, and cruise around the roads. As Muang Singh is situated on a broad valley floor, most of the roads are flat, thus ideal for cycling. The ancient bikes we hired had only one gear and primitive brakes, so a lack of hills was essential!! Nonetheless, it was fun to ride around, taking in the sights at a...

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  • Trekking

    Find a guide and trek up into the hills around the town, staying overnight in a hill tribe village. See Accomodation - Adima tip for more info..I stayed in an 'Akha' tribe village, walking up for a few hours, stopping for a delicious lunch the guides had bought from the market before we left. As we ascended into the misty jungle, the guides pointed...

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  • Most beautiful views: Walking trails GH...

    On your way to the Chinese border, there is a small town where Guesthouse Adima is. Here starts a nice walk to several Mien and Akha villages and a superb view over the area. To my personal opinion, one of the most beautiful views I've seen in Laos, even when it was raining a bit and not fully clear. I'm not sure if there are any maps available for...

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Muang Sing Transportation

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    LOCAL TRUCKS NEAR CHINESE BORDER

    by davidjo Written Mar 14, 2012

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    In the main street there area couple of places to rent a bicycle or motorbike. We went to the Chinese border, but not too interesting (just for the sake of going). Better take any of the side roads and visit local villages. Take plenty water.

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Muang Sing Shopping

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    Delicious fresh fruit and veg.! 1 more image

    by steevie_wanders Written Dec 10, 2006

    The market is a great place to see Muang Singh come to life. Arrive early (7 to 8am) to see the great mix of hilltribes, laotians, and chinese buying and selling everything and anything. Much fresh produce, meat of all descriptions, alcohol, cigarettes, clothing and of course the hilltribe jewellery and crafts. Many of the hill tribe ladies selling their wares are insistent but friendly. Choose carefully before showing interest as they don't seem to like loosing your custom to another seller!

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