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Muang Ngoi District/Laos

Introducing Muang Ngoi District

Tracts of green mountains are attractive wherever you go in northern Laos. But at Nong Khiaw and tiny, roadless Muang Ngoi Neua, the contours do something altogether more dramatic. At both places, vast karst peaks and towering cliffs rear dramatically out of the Nam Ou, creating jaw-droppingly beautiful scenes. Both villages make convenient rural getaways from Luang Prabang and are accessible by riverboat from Muang Khua. Nong Khiaw also makes an excellent rural rest stop between Luang Prabang and Vieng Thong or Sam Neua.