Now the only wat in Muang Khua, built in 1979, is next to this site. It's interesting more for the history of the area than for any aesthetic reasons. A village across the Nam Ou produces lao lao, the local rice whisky. To see this potent brew in production you can cross the river in one of the small boats down in the port. They take loads of people across for 2,000 kip each, and depart ... Read more about Overview .
Foreigners rarely visit these villages and they are delighted to welcome strangers with true Lao hospitality. A range of ethnic groups live in the area -- Khamu, Akha, Tai Dam -- but not nearly as many as live further north in Phongsali or to the west in Muang Sing and Luang Nam Tha. Muang Khua has a tourism organisation that can arrange treks, but to get the very best experience from the ... Read more about Trekking .