Lovely bungalows perfect for exploring villages
8.5km along the road to China, Muang Sing T: (020) 5519 7113, (020) 239 3398
Adima is nearly nine kilometres out of town towards the Chinese border and it’s worth staying here if you want to experience rural beauty and a comfortable stay.
Nine very cute and well-built brick bungalows sit surrounded by banana plantations and paddy. Adima is located very close to a number of small interesting Yao, Tai Lue and Akha villages making this a great place for self-guided walks around. The guesthouse itself has a simple loveliness. The rooms are basic with gleaming tiled floors and wonderful balconies overlooking the rice fields to distant mountains. The bathrooms have hot water and Western toilets and the beds are big and comfortable. It really is a top spot if you can manage to make it out here, even for a night. The room rate is a bargain for what you get. The restaurant on site can provide all meals, dishes ranging from only 10,000 to 30,000 kip. To reach Adima, follow the road to China. There’s a Beerlao branded sign for Adima immediately after the sign for Ban Nammay. Turn right and continue on the dirt road through the banana plantation. The journey can be covered by bicycle, but in the heat of the day and with your pack, it feels like an interminable distance even though it's a flat ride through lovely farmland. Alternatively, organise a tuk tuk at the bus station or hire a bicycle in town and take it with you on the tuk tuk. Having a bicycle during your stay will make it easier for exploration and getting around.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Bungalow fan private bathroom, low season: 60,000 kip, high season 60,000 kip. Notes:
Location map for Adima Guesthouse
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