Muang Ngoi Neua

Muang Ngoi Neua is a small riverside village in Northern Laos wedged in between karst mountains at the confluence of the Nam Ngoi and the Nam Ou rivers. In the last few years it is beginning to appear as a destination on the Banana Pancake Trail as a backpacker favorite. Nevertheless, it remains a low-key destination in a stunning location. Interesting hikes can be made to tribal villages in the area.

Get in

2 minivans per day from Luang Prabang to Nong Khiaw (3.5 hours, 09:00, 10:30) Take the connecting 1-hour boatride from Nong Khiaw (daily, 11:00 and 14:00, 25,000 kip) or, if you're coming from the north, grab the 5-hour boat from Muang Khua (100.000 kip., 09:30 if at least 12 people)


Muang Ngoi main street




Muang Ngoi Neua, Luang Prabang Province



Bring boots/old shoes if you arrive in rainy season, as roads are unpaved and can get muddy.

Go next

Take the public boat to Nong Khiaw (daily, 09:30, 25,000 kip) to continue to Luang Prabang or charter a boat to Muang Khua for connections to Sam Neua and Vietnam. It is also possible to make a one day hike or kayak trip back to Nong Khiaw.

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