Old stupa, Muang Sui (Nong Tang), Northern Laos

Old stupa, Muang Sui (Nong Tang), Northern Laos

Old stupa, Muang Sui (Nong Tang), Northern Laos


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The quiet little town of Muang Sui is notable for a few reasons. During the American War it was famous for being the last site to be evacuated by the Royal Laos Army and the US CIA-backed Air America operation. It was known as Lima Site L-108 and the runway and some of the buildings abandoned are still visible today.

The other reason to visit Muang Sui is for the wealth of Buddhist sites in the local area, including historic temples and caves. As with some of the caves around Sam Neua, some of these were used as shelter during the American war and evidence of this (in the form of medical debris) can still be seen in some of the caves.

During the American War, Muang Sui referred to a town which is now called Nong Tang. The reality is that Muang Sui was always used by the locals to refer to the entire district and many years ago the district of Muang Sui was disbanded in a district reorganisation. Today if you want to head to the place formerly known as Muang Sui, ... Read our complete Muang Sui travel guide

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