Museum in Muang Sing

Tribal Museum

The most distinctive of the old Lao-French buildings is now home to the two-room Tribal Museum, which boasts costume displays downstairs and six cases of cultural artefacts upstairs. Watching a 40-minute video on th…
Buddhist Temple in Muang Sing

Wat Namkeo Luang

Wat Namkeo Luang is one of most visually striking monastic buildings in Muang Sing. It features an entry porch with red-tongued golden naga and an unusually tall and ornate gilded stupa. Some villagers still draw wa…
Buddhist Temple in Muang Sing

Wat Xieng Jai

Muang Sing's main Buddhist place of worship. If you can get here at dawn you'll see the temple bustling with morning worship. It's close to the Tribal Museum.
Market in Muang Sing

Morning Market

A real treat for the early bird, here you can find all manner of things from quail eggs to freshly butchered meat, seasonal produce to utensils, and even live eels in buckets.
Market in Muang Sing

Old Market

The roof of the old market had collapsed and was under reconstruction at the time of research. A new market has been built behind the old one – head to the right side of it to find Thai Lü ladies selling woven silk …
Buddhist Temple in Muang Sing

That Xieng Tung

Around 6km southeast of Muang Sing, That Xieng Tung sits on a grassy plateau dotted with sacred trees, 1km up a rough access track that branches south off the Luang Namtha road 200m after Km 52. This place really co…
Buddhist Temple in Muang Sing

Wat Xieng Jai & Wat Namkeo Luang

In local wats, look for typical Tai Lü details such as silver-stencilled patterning on red pillars and ceilings, and the use of long vertical prayer flags.The most visually striking monastic buildings are at Wat Xie…