Village kid, Muang Long, northern Laos

Village kid, Muang Long, northern Laos

Village kid, Muang Long, northern Laos


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The small, predominantly Akha market town of Muang Long is set with a backdrop of limestone cliffs plunging down to the riverside. Two rivers run side by side, the Nam Long and the Nam Ma, which is reddish in colour and at the base of the cliffs. The Nam Long, for which the town was named, is closer in and more accessible for exploration.

The heart of Muang Long is the market – it is busy throughout the day although the most interesting trading is done early in the morning, with Akha people arriving from surrounding villages to peddle their crops and buy goods to take back to their villages.

Muang Long is slated by some to be the next Muang Sing, with great potential for trekking and mountain biking in the area, which boasts lovely scenery, cliffs, jungle and interesting villages – but it is not there yet. In fact, the main appeal of this place is that it's ... Read our complete Muang Long travel guide

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