Top things to do in Muang Ngoi District

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Riverside Restaurant

Since being damaged by a storm, Riverside has come back better than ever. In the evening its Chinese lanterns sway in the breeze on the decked terrace, beneath the sentinel arms of an enormous light-festooned mango …
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Gecko Bar & Shop

Handmade woven gifts and tea are for sale at this delightful, memorable little cafe (two-thirds of the way down the main drag, on your left heading south). There's a nice terrace to sit and read on, the owners are c…
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Coco Home Bar & Restaurant

Run by Sebastien and Chok, this leafy riverside oasis has a great menu, with dishes like papaya salad, mango sticky rice, mok phaa (steamed fish in banana leaves) and duck in orange sauce. It's arguably the best pla…
Cave in Muang Ngoi Neua

Phanoy Cave and Viewpoint

Well-signposted from the northern end of the main strip, the Phanoy Cave is a cool relief on a hot day. The cave lies about halfway up a steep track that leads to a striking viewpoint over the Nam Ou River and Muang…
Viewpoint in Nong Khiaw

Pha Daeng Peak Viewpoint

Reached by a testing though thoroughly doable 1½-hour walk on a decent path up Pha Daeng mountain, directly above the town, this viewpoint offers an unforgettable panorama. Drink up the sunset view (but bring a stro…
International in Nong Khiaw

Delilah's Place

With Bach floating across the wood floors and a herd of African elephants thundering silently towards you on the mural, Delilah's satisfies your comfort cravings with amazing homemade key lime pies, apple crumbles a…
Laotian in Muang Ngoi Neua

Meem Restaurant

Halfway down Main St, welcoming Meem has wood floors and plenty of lounging cushions, and serves up flavoursome Lao and Indian fare, including delicious chicken masala, tomato curry, spring rolls and barbecued chick…
Bar in Nong Khiaw

Q Bar

Chilled Q sits on the main road with an ox-blood, rattan interior, a little roof terrace, good tunes and a friendly owner. Cocktails are 35,000K to 40,000K, with a two-for-one happy hour from 5pm to 7pm. If hungry, …
Bar in Nong Khiaw

The Watering Hole

Set on pontoons, this peaceful, semi-al fresco Lao bar-restaurant relies on the soothing river view as its wallpaper, and dishes up cold Beerlao for the ultimate riverside sundowner. There's a decked area from where…
Arts & Crafts in Muang Ngoi Neua

Khao's Shop

Run by a friendly husband-and-wife team, this simple unnamed shop offers the best souvenirs in town. Khao makes beautiful temple-inspired stencil art, while his wife, No, creates colourful handwoven textiles. There …