Fisherman is fishing on the river, Muang Ngoi, northern Laos.

Now this is my kind of place. It’s waaaay more relaxed than Nong Khiaw, and cheaper, too. In low season, the wooden bungalows in Muang Ngoi are 30.000 LAK which is a bit more than 3 eur. You can find cheap delicious food and there is happy hour on the cocktails almost in every bar! Budget traveling at its best 🙂 How to get to Muang Ngoi?

Couple of hours from Luang Prabang (van for 65.000 LAK via travel agency or 50.000 LAK from the bus station) or even less than Udoumxay, there is a small village with beautiful mountain and river views. Nong Khiaw village seems to be built only for tourists. In high season. Loads of accommodation and restaurants but no people. We got our own bungalow with river views for 40.000 LAK. Watching the sunset from the big bridge is amazing and the smoke from burning the forests made it even more…