Muang Sing

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Forests: nature, people, power url http: books.google.com books?id hJ5w3wsAsrcC&pg PA176 accessdate 23 January 2012 year 2000 publisher Wiley-Blackwell isbn 978-0-631-22188-3 page 176 The terrain ranges in altitude between 540 in the lowlands to 2,094 metres in the highlands. ref>


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Sing Museum alt url email address lat long directions phone fax hours M-F, 09:00-11:30 and 13:30-15:30 checkin checkout price 5,000 kip (plus 5,000 kip extra for the Akha film) content Close to the centre of town, is a good place to start exploring Muang Sing's rich culture and history. The old wood and brick building was once the residence of Phanya Sekong, a local lord called Jao Fa Noi or Little Prince, who ruled over the area in the early 20th century

by the people of Muang Sing. *


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, clothes and other souvenirs to sell to tourists. The Yao people are noted in particular for their needlework and embroidery and are skilled in making trousers, tunics and turbans. Between November to January, they produce a durable bamboo paper which is dried and later used as paper, primarily for religious purposes. The Hmong also manufacture embroidered clothing, bags and blankets for special ceremonies and festivals. ref name

"MSTeh" The locals manufacture banners with bright colors such as orange, pink, blue, green, red and purple and often feature animals, humans and with Buddhist themes. The banners are typically 2 or 3 metres in length and 1 ft in diameter and are often adorned with beads, sequins, tassels, metal foil and paper. A notable local dish is ''Khao soi'' (English: "rice cut"), a Lao


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blank_name blank_info website footnotes '''Muang Sing''' or '''Mueang Sing''' (Lao (Lao language): ເມືອງສີງ) is a small town and district (''muang'') in Luang Namtha Province, northwestern Laos, about 60 kilometres northwest of the town of Luang Namtha and 360 kilometres northwest of Vientiane.

on the Burmese border and about 360 kilometres northwest of Vientiane. The district, which has jurisdiction over about 95 villages, borders Muang Long (Long District, Laos) to the west and Muang Namtha (Namtha District) to the east and Yunnan, China to the north. The district covers an area of 1650 km², has a population of about 23,500 as of 2000 and a population density of 14.2 persons per km².


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Forests: nature, people, power url http: books.google.com books?id hJ5w3wsAsrcC&pg PA176 accessdate 23 January 2012 year 2000 publisher Wiley-Blackwell isbn 978-0-631-22188-3 page 176 The terrain ranges in altitude between 540 in the lowlands to 2,094 metres in the highlands. ref>


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: books.google.com books?id uRX5zMsCeNgC&pg PA606 accessdate 23 January 2012 date 29 October 2002 publisher Rough Guides isbn 978-1-85828-893-2 page 606 When changes in the international situation after the war blocked off many historical trading routes, the French government encouraged Hmong farmers to mass-produce the poppies by some 800% to compete and maintain their monopoly. In 1953, however, Laos became independent from France and trading


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An and Vinh as well as the Red and Black River (Black River (Vietnam)) (Red Thai & Black Thai) valleys in Vietnam (Tonkin) and modern day Isan in Thailand. In 1352-1354, he conquered Muang Sing, Muang Huom, Xieng Hung, Pak Ou and Pak Beng. In 1353, he conquered Vietiane, Xieng Khuang and then Luang Phrabang. He fought the ultimate battle against his uncle near Xieng Dong Xieng Thong and won, becoming the undisputed master of the land, which he named Lan Xang


major temple

landmarks The principal temple of some 20 in Muang Sing is the Wat Sing Jai or Wat Xieng Jai, located behind the Muangsing Guest House. The monastery, painted in hues reminiscent of the Caribbean, has a museum, but because its items are of high local value, it is closed to visitors for fear of theft. Another major temple is the Wat Namkeo. The ''wihan'' in the town are typically multi-tired roofed buildings typical of northern Laos, but most houses have corrugated metal roofs and wooden beams, reflecting a lack of wealth in the area. The Buddhas, however, are golden, and typically have large long earlobes, commonly seen in Xishuangbanna (Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture), China and Shan State of Burma. File:MuangSing VatXiengChai2 tango7174.jpg Wat Xieng Jai ''wihan'' File:MuangSing VatXiengChai4 tango7174.jpg Wat Xieng Jai interior File:Muang Sing, Laos7.jpg Wat Xieng Jai main sanctuary File:MuangSing VatXiengChai7 tango7174.jpg Wat Xieng Jai ''sim'' File:MuangSing VatNamKeoLuang1 tango7174.jpg Wat Nam Keo Luang main hall File:MuangSing VatNamKeoLuang2 tango7174.jpg A Wat Nam Keo Luang stupa File:MuangSing VatHomexay1 tango7174.jpg Wat Homexay entrance File:MuangSing VatHomexay2 tango7174.jpg Wat Homexay main hall On the main market in Muang Sing Yunnanese traders sell goods such as Western clothing, fake sports clothing and gear, electrical and household appliances and cooking oil, and local ethnic people sell mostly vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices. Due to the increase in tourism in recent years, a number of small new hotels and restaurants have sprung up in the town, including the Phou Iu Guest House and Restaurant, built 2003, Charmpathong, Muangsing Guesthouse, Danneua, Phou Lu, Saengdeuang and Singcharean, the largest hotel as of 2002 with 22 rooms


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"MSTeh" The locals manufacture banners with bright colors such as orange, pink, blue, green, red and purple and often feature animals, humans and with Buddhist themes. The banners are typically 2 or 3 metres in length and 1 ft in diameter and are often adorned with beads, sequins, tassels, metal foil and paper. A notable local dish is ''Khao soi'' (English: "rice cut"), a Lao noodle soup, made by slicing a rice pancake into strips with scissors. Khao soi noodles are particularly popular amongst the Tai Lue and Tai Neua villagers, especially in the village of Ban Siliheung.


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houses have corrugated metal roofs and wooden beams, reflecting a lack of wealth in the area. The Buddhas, however, are golden, and typically have large long earlobes, commonly seen in Xishuangbanna (Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture), China and Shan State of Burma. File:MuangSing VatXiengChai2

Muang Sing

'''Muang Sing''' or '''Mueang Sing''' (Lao (Lao language): ເມືອງສີງ) is a small town and district (''muang'') in Luang Namtha Province, northwestern Laos, about 60 kilometres northwest of the town of Luang Namtha and 360 kilometres northwest of Vientiane. It lies very close to the border with Yunnan, China, surrounded by mountains and rivers. Historically, Mueang Sing has been a major producer of opium and still has problems with drugs and smuggling, due to its geographical position close to China and Burma. A notable Buddhist centre, with a dramatic growth in temples since the 1980s, it is popular with trekkers in northern Laos.

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