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Nong Khiaw

Posted by L100 on 18/7/2013 at 23:10


We are staying in Luang Nam Tha and would like to go to Nong Khiaw for a few days before continuing to Luang Pravang down the river
Would love for advice and tips is it safe & reasonable to take a night bus on saturday night from around LuangNam Tha _ indluding the tuktuk that would take us to the bus station or would it be bettersafer going sunday morning would love a recomendation for a nice inexpensive guesthouse bunglow and ideas of nice things to do there including meeting local tribes and and the unique scenary and a reliable travel agent overthere and finally tips about going by boat to Luang Prabang

sorry for the spelling mistakes
thanks a lot

#1 L100 has been a member since 12/5/2013. Posts: 13

Posted by Cj52 on 25/7/2013 at 05:32

I don't know about an overnight bus but the daytime bus from nam tha used to mean a change at oudomsay, where the bus to nong khiaw leaves early so a minibus was needed.
The scenery Os stunning around nong khiaw, cycle out a couple of miles to the caves used by the Pathet Lao, or walk along the river gorge. But if you want to see minority ethnic groups I suggest you are better off heading north from Namtha toward the Chinese border. Muang sing market, early, may allow you to see ethnic clothing being worn. The villages around there are interesting but the scenery is not as spectacular as at Nong khiaw.

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