Muang Sing

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was Adima, a hotel consisting of bamboo bungalows, about 8 kilometres north of the town. Culture Most of the houses in the district are built in the traditional style with wooden beams, raised off of the ground on stilts and covered with thatched bamboo roofs. The locals, especially the Tam Dao and Tai Lue people, are adept at silk and cotton weaving. The Tam Dao weave ''sins'' (traditional Lao skirts), scarves and works of art. The Tai Lue cotton


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, and consumption of methamphetamine in mainland Southeast Asia url http: books.google.com books?id HJby3cGSEjoC&pg PA39 accessdate 23 January 2012 date September 2004 publisher NUS Press isbn 978-9971-69-278-0 page 39 Since 1992, political difficulties and territorial disputes between Laos and China has also led to increased trafficking of goods across the border including beer, cigarettes, fruit, rice, batteries and clothes. Tourism


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: books.google.com books?id zXuTVmpwyMQC&pg PA153 accessdate 23 January 2012 year 2000 publisher Palgrave Macmillan isbn 978-0-312-23634-2 page 153 In 1885, Sirinor moved the capital of his Lue principality of Chiang Khaeng to Muang Sing, several kilometres to the southeast, bringing with him some 1000 Lue people. Because of its important position geographically, the people of the town have historically been on better terms with the Burmese, Thai and Chinese people than the rest of Laos. However, it has continued to attract Lue (Lue people) pilgrims to its reliquary festival from Xishuangbanna since at least World War II due to its past. In 1904, Muang Sing was incorporated in French Laos after France and Great Britain made an agreement. In 1907, the Governor-General of Indochina in Hanoi issued a decree to establish the post of a "delegue du Commissaire du Gouvernement" at Muang Sing.


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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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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

; gallery 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

settlements in the district: Ban Xay and Ban Xieng Khaeng. Do *Trekking *Gibbon experience Buy Drink *Beerlao Sleep *


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settlements in the district: Ban Xay and Ban Xieng Khaeng. Do *Trekking *Gibbon experience Buy Drink *Beerlao Sleep *


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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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Office. Get around To get around Muang Sing tuk-tuks are readily available at the morning market. Bicycles can be rented in town. There is no local public transport in town. See *

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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