A quick trip up for the view
The temple is a modern build and it may not be so interesting to the average tourist but there is a view of the mountains and to the valley below which would be especially stunning during the green season.
That Xieng Tung is the most important stupa in Muang Sing and people from all over Luang Nam Tha province make pilgrimage during the That Xieng Tung festival, held every year on the full moon of the 12th lunar month (usually October or November).
Cindy Fan is a Canadian writer/photographer and author of So Many Miles, a website that chronicles the love of adventure, food and culture. After falling in love with sticky rice and Mekong sunsets, in 2011 she uprooted her life in Toronto to live la vida Laos. She’s travelled to over 40 countries and harbours a deep affection for Africa and Southeast Asia. In between jaunts around the world, she calls Laos and Vietnam home where you’ll find her traipsing through rice paddies, standing beside broken-down buses and in villages laughing with the locals.
These tours are provided by Travelfish partner GetYourGuide.