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A Really Strange Town.

My girlfriend and I arrived in Muang Khua because it was the closest town to the Vietnamese border... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ramon T
Emeryville, California
Transit village...

Very small village with not so much to do around, but you need this stop if you want to reach Nhong... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2018
alpes maritimes
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend and I arrived in Muang Khua because it was the closest town to the Vietnamese border. It's about a 5 hour bus ride from Dien Bien Phu and we just wanted to take a break from the windy, mountainous roads of northwestern Vietnam...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ramon T
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Very small village with not so much to do around, but you need this stop if you want to reach Nhong Khiaw. Better if you already have few Laos kips, just in case that the automat doesn’t work, as it was our case. Have a...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

We went on a 2 day trek with Mr Khamman, staying with a hill tribe village. The experience was amazing, very humbling to be welcomed into the village and the hiking through the jungle was hard work but lovely. Mr Khamman made the trip excellent...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Katdixon2012
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

nice smalltown with little activities but a market, a few restaurants, guesthouses and you can do trekking worth staying more than one night friendly locals

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank olli r
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

I like Muang Khua. It’s a cute place with lots of character. The views of the river are nice. It’s difficult to find many English speakers but that’s ok. It’s kind of a stopover town for river travellers so I think many people only stay...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank randyh199
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

The trip is wonderful and not to be missed. Just before we left for Laos we were told that trips on the Nam Ou were cancelled because of the building of a hydroelectric dam at the half way point. Then we learnt that the cruises...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank mshipley2016
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Small gateway town near Lao's border with Vietnam (Sop-Hun/Tay-Trang). We caught the bus from here into Dien Bien Phu- takes about 5/6 hours. Can get the wooden long boats to & from Muang Ngoy here also & from what I recall to Nong Khiaw. Nothing...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank hungryh724
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Essential Information: Muang Khua, Advice for travellers, Tourist information, Tourist information If you come to Muang Khua. Book a trek with Mr Khamman!!! At least 3 days, I did two days and regretted it big time!!! His contact details are easily available around the town...More

Date of experience: February 2017
5  Thank Kacey G
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Rundown little village. I can really think of only one pretty thing that I've seen here, and that is the suspension bridge hidden in the town. For the rest, get out of there as soon as possible. We were there for one night as stop-over...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank michelv99
Reviewed 4 December 2016

We visited Muang Kuah for 2 days. We searched for a trekking, however the tourist office turned out to be quite expensive. Instead we found a local guide, Mr Khamman who took us on a 2 day trekking which we did in 1 day (on...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Christoph M
9 January 2018|
Response from mshipley2016 | Reviewed this property |
We organised it through a travel agent (Traikfinders). It took about 6 hours with a lunch stop on a beach and a tuk tuk to get round the dam and a stop at a village with wonderful and very inexpensive silk. . Well worth it... More
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Response from Isabella S | Reviewed this property |
Hello! When I was in Muang Khua in the end of April 16, the tourism office did not have an internet connection. Mr. Boun Ma told me that they are planning on setting up wifi, however I doubt that has happened so far! Mr... More