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Two hours' northeast of Luang Nam Tha, the small town of Muang Sing has sprung up in the middle of nowhere. In days gone by it was popular with visitors for its gorgeous scenery, relaxed atmosphere and in particular its many local ethnic minority groups. Today the tourist numbers have dried up leaving you to explore this place almost on your own.

A wide variety of these ethnic groups are represented on the streets of Muang Sing: Hmong, Tai Dam, Akha, Tai Lue and Yao are all regulars in town. 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 you'll find roads of orange-red dirt framed with lush tropical greenery, and beautiful wooden houses bustling with activity. ... Read our complete Muang Sing travel guide

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