Nong Khiaw and Muang Ngoi Neua are great places to break journey’s between Luang Prabang and the north-east of Laos. The area is very scenic, relaxing and is geared up to international tourists, catering for all standards. I arrived at Nong Khiaw after dark, and extremely weary following the long bus ride from Xam Nua. In the faint moonlight, I could see the silhouette of the mountains sweeping down to the River Ou. Continue reading
This is Muang Ngoi Nua in Luang Prabang province, Laos. I had lunch at the Rainbow Restaurant and was lucky to see the local boat racing. This only happens annually at the Laos Songkran – the festival to mark the start of the wet season.
Muang Ngoi Neua is only accessible by boat and only last year the village was connected with main electricity. It is a truly stunning and peaceful place and is popular with backpackers. More about my travels in Laos in future blog posts.>