Photo: Lai Chau valley scenery.


Muong Lay

There's only one hotel left in town. Full stop. Luckily it's got a lot going for it, despite some rough edges. Call first in case it's no longer there.

Lan Anh Hotel
Flashpacker - US$10 to 20
Take the road off the main one through town, the hotel is on the right just before the river
T: (023) 385 2370

If you have to stay in Muong Lay then don't worry — despite its surroundings, rooms at the Lan Anh are comfy and welcoming. But call first to make sure it's still standing: on our last visit it looked to be partially demolished. The diminishing number of rooms are set around what was once an attractive courtyard but is now home to rubble and old mattresses. The more expensive rooms are in... Read our full review of Lan Anh Hotel.

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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Muong Lay? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Vietnam.

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