up a garrison here in 1876. Muang Sing was never formally incorporated into the kingdom of Xishuangbanna in the late 19th century and the ruler of Muang Sing, Chao Fa Sirinor, ruled the area as a semi-autonomous principality in the late 19th century.
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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
area_water_km2 population_as_of 2000 population_footnotes population_note In the district population_total 23500 population_density_km2 14.2 timezone Laos Standard Time utc_offset +7 latd 21 latm 12 lats latNS N longd 101 longm 9 longs longEW E elevation_footnotes elevation_m postal_code_type postal_code area_code
*Suakhao-Tai *Ta *Tami-Kao *Tapao *Texa *Thong-Mai *Tia Kamla *Tinthat (21°9'22"N 101°10'3"E) *Tinthat (21°2'7"N 101°'30"E) *Tinthat-Noy *Tonpouay *Xam *Xay *Xiangkheng *Xieng Yun *Yangpeng *Yao *'''Muang Sing''' (capital) *Muong Moune *Pang Kalom Demographics There are over nine minority groups in Mueang Sing District. As of 2000 there were some 68 Akha (Akha people) villages, 26 Tai Lue villages, 5 Tai Neua villages, 5 Yao people Yao
villages, 3 Hmong (Hmong people) villages and 1 Tai Dam (Tai Dam people) village in the district. These ethnic groups are classified in terms of altitude such as ''Lao lum'' (lowland Lao) and ''Lao sung'' (highland Lao). There are also many ethnic Yunnanese people in the area, mainly traders. The Akha which comprise about 45%, speak Tibeto-Burman languages and are mostly found in the rural parts
cultural nexus, as well as a trade centre for Tai Dam, Hmong, Mien, and Lolo. The most common groups are Akha accounting for about half of the residents followed by Tai Lue accounting for 30%. While Akha primarily inhabit upland areas, Tai Lue villages are some of the province's oldest continuously inhabited settlements in the northern reaches of the Muang Sing valley. Get in By bus * From Luang Namtha small buses depart several times a day at a small bus station near the Lao Airline
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. The alcoholic drink Lao Lao is a staple of the locals, a rice beer made from fermenting
accessdate 23 January 2012 date 2009* publisher Hunter Publishing, Inc isbn 978-1-58843-725-9 page 26 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
; Muang Namtha forms a valley of the same name with dramatic mountain scenery. Roughly half of the district lies within the Namtha National Biodiversity Conservation Area, also known as Nam Ha National Protected Area, a heavily forested area under national protection which extends much further to the southwest and includes the Pha Yueng Waterfall, about 17 kilometres south of the town of Mueang Sing. The confluence of Nam Dai (Nam Dai River), Nam Sing River
, 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
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>
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
'''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.