Workers - Luang Namtha, Laos

Workers - Luang Namtha, Laos

Workers - Luang Namtha, Laos

Rice is a staple food for most in Laos, and paddy fields can be seen throughout Luang Namtha province.

(By Teamworkz)

Taken on: 24th May, 2010. Copyright: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License - See's page of Flickr

Read more about Luang Nam Tha

Nestled in the north of mountainous Laos, just a hop, skip and a jump from the Chinese border, Luang Nam Tha has a remote, cowboy town feel to it but makes an excellent base for exploring the many natural wonders of the province of which it is capital.

Formed by three long, straight and flat roads, the town and its life centres around its two markets. Tourism infrastructure in recent years has improved dramatically here and places such as the excellent Forest Retreat cafe offer fantastic information about the entire region, expanding the options for those looking to forge a trail into the jungle.

Trekking, mountain-biking, rafting and kayaking are among the growing number of ways to enjoy the stunning scenery surrounding Luang Nam Tha. As many argue, tourism here can help send a message to locals that their culture and forests are important and valuable in their own right. Cash you spend on access permits goes to wildlife and forest ... Read our complete Luang Nam Tha travel guide

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