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Daytrip to Muang La

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We highly recommend staying at least one night in Muang La – if not three or four – but if you’re short on time then a day trip to the scenic town is possible and worth it.


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Muang La is 28 kilometres from Udomxai but the terrible road surface means the journey there will take one hour.

Muang La is a small town nestled in a valley beside the Nam Pak river. It’s quiet, picturesque and enchanting. The natural public hot springs are the draw. Soak your aching muscles for as long as you can stand the hot water, which will only be 30 seconds at a time.
Other than that, there’s nothing much to do – and that’s why we love it. Walk through the rural Khmu villages and paddy, enjoy the mountain vistas, visit the town’s wat and swim in the cold river (women should be wrapped in a sarong or fully clothed).

To get there, hire a motorbike or get a songthaew from the small station beside the central market. A songthaew to Muang La for the day will cost you 200,000 kip and up. You can also arrange a private minivan and driver from Litthavixay Guesthouse.


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