Peaceful and charming, Muang Ngoi Neua becomes more and more attractive to the overseas tourists who want the best village in Laos to relax and discover the intact Nature and ethnic culture. Travel to the north of Laos, people can expect to meet the pristine and enthralling landscapes which remain as are, regardless of the ups and downs of history. Nearby the village is the idyllic Nam Ou River which makes the whole scenery ideal for the peace-loving souls.

Get to Muang Ngoi Neua Village in Luang Prabang

Muang Ngoi Neua is a little village nestled on the bank of the peaceful Nam Ou River, around 170km to the northeast of Luang Prabang City. The village is less inhabited but rich in the natural essentials and culture. If you are the nature lovers and want to explore the serene countryside spectacle, then this lovely village is the wonderful stopover during the off-the-beaten-track journey in Laos. With the pure air, magnificent mountains, tranquil river, and fabulous rice fields, Muang Ngoi Neua offers the great trails for trekking, mountain climbing, having a picnic, etc.

To get to Muang Ngoi Neau, it takes a 3-hour ride from the Luang Prabang City to the northeast. It includes the scenic drive along the well-known Nam Ou River. On the banks of the river are many pretty and impressive Laos’s houses for sightseeing and photography. Then, the lovely Muang Ngoi Neua appears in the middle of the grandiose mountainous scenery and the captivating river.

Boat landing at Muang Ngoi Neua Village near Luang Prabang Laos

Boat landing at Muang Ngoi Neua Village near Luang Prabang Laos

What to See in Muang Ngoi Neua

Before the year of 2013, the village was still kept away from the tourism services. And recently, travelers come to know this peaceful, intact, and charming Muang Ngoi Neua near by Luang Prabang, which urges the village to upgrade itself with Muang Ngoi Neua accommodation of hotels, guesthouses, etc., but the peace and charm remain. Getting into the little town, you cherish the authentic village life in Laos and enjoy living as the locals for some moments. There are the simple wooden and thatch-roof houses, the outdoor clotheshorses to hang the washing on in several corners, etc. Note that the scenery in this off-the-beaten-track village is quite rustic, friendly, and simple.

The sounds in the village are not about Blues, Rock, Hip Hop, Jazz, R&B, etc., but about cock crowing, local kids’ laughing, etc. This is a world away from the city madness, and you’re free to unwind by breathing the freshest air ever. For the exciting moments, just head toward the riverbank in which there is a wooden bridge to walk in and take pictures. Surrounding the bridge is the lush greenness for the eco-feeling. Crossing the bridge, you reach the enchanting rice fields to meet the local farmers as well as the spacious plantation scenes.

Next to the attractive Muang Ngoi Neua are the friendly villages of Huay Sen, Huay Bo, and Bana. These are also the pristine sites with the bewitching natural landscapes of the fairy waterfall, the mysterious grottoes, and the wild blooming flowers. It’s suggested to rent a bicycle or a motorbike to get around this remote village in Laos and explore the highlights. To avoid getting lost, you should keep an eye on the signposts or ask the villagers to follow the correct trails.

Local House at Muang Ngoi Neua Village in Laos

Local House at Muang Ngoi Neua Village in Laos

Some Notes before You Take Muang Ngoi Neua Day Trip

Prior to your Muang Ngoi Neua Day Trip, take notes of the following:

  • Prepare the reasonable amount of cash because it is very difficult to track the ATMs in this remote spot.
  • Do not go out after 11:00 PM as it is quite dangerous outsides (boisterous dogs).
  • Remember to charge the phone full and bring the backup charger because the village cuts the electricity sometimes.

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Hoang AnhStart working in travel industry in Vietnam from 1995, I had the great chance to learn and seeing the change as well as the development of tourism in our country. After quite long time working in different positions in some well-known international travel companies, I found that with my passion and knowledge, I can offer better value and discovery on tours in Vietnam to the travelers.

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