Photo: On the road to Muang La.

Daytrip to Muang La

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The village of Muang La is 28 kilometres from Udomxai and if travellers are short on time, then the scenic town can be visited as a simple day trip.

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Quiet, picturesque and enchanting, Muang La is nestled in a valley beside the Nam Pak river, directly on the highway 28 km north of Udomxai. The highlight is the natural public hot springs. Soak aching muscles for as long as you can stand the hot water, possibly only 30 seconds at a time.

Bumpy and pretty in equal measure. Photo taken in or around Daytrip to Muang La, Udomxai, Laos by Cindy Fan.

Bumpy and pretty in equal measure. Photo: Cindy Fan

Other than that, there’s nothing much to do—and that’s why we love it. Walk through the rural Khmu villages and rice paddies, enjoy the mountain vistas, visit Wat Pha Singkham, a temple that’s an important pilgrimage site and swim in the cold river (women should be wrapped in a sarong or ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 700 words.)

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