Muang Sing

What is Muang Sing known for?


gibbon

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


green red

"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


traditional style

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


nature+people

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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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


blue green

"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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*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


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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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