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Muang Ngoi or Nong Khiaw?

Posted by JoHe59 on 15/12/2006 at 22:04

I'm planning a trip to Laos next March and I'm reading lots of travel journals. I read different comments on Muang Ngoi and Nong Khiaw. Of these 2, what is the nicest place to stay? Anybody been in both of them?

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Posted by somtam2000 on 16/12/2006 at 14:15 admin

My vote is for Muang Ngoi as it is a little smaller -- but they're both fine locations, and chances are you'll really enjoy whichever one you pick.

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Posted by macnbabba on 6/12/2011 at 04:10

I'd go for Nong Ngoi too. No traffic- cheap accom & food in pole position on the riverbank. We stayed at Saylom GH at top of boat landing steps, $6 cold water only (see TF review) but be quick when the boat comes in. Make sure you are cashed up with kip before you arrive- don't remember any formal money changing there.

Nong Khiaw also good- more trekking options.


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Posted by alisonrd on 27/8/2015 at 10:50

Hi Travelfish community -- I'm looking for an update on this discussion that reflects how things are in these towns more recently (2014 and 2015), as I know the effects of tourism are swift! What are the differences/pros and cons between Muang Ngoi and Nong Khiaw? Thanks in advance!

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