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All of the information you see here on Luang Namtha Guide is brought to you for free, by Bamboo Lounge Training Restaurant. Due to the political unrest in Thailand, Bamboo Lounge is currently seeking help to keep our training restaurant and free information service running. Please spare $1 for us to keep Luang Namtha Guide […]

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Luang Namtha’s Nam Ha river

Luang Namtha south east asia travel

The most common river people kayak down in Luang Namtha is the Nam Tha river. This river has many small rapids and villages to visit and is an easy (grade 1) river to kayak. If you kayak with a company that really goes into the Nam Ha NPA (i.e. not behind Luang Namtha township where there […]

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The Road to Muang Sing


Although I would love to be able to tell you all about what I am sure is the beautifully quaint, friendly town of Muang Sing, I’m afraid I can’t. I never made it that far. The farthest I got was the stupa, which sits upon a hill watching over the town, giving an incredible view […]

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Luang Namtha’s Jungle Food Challenge

Luang Namtha jungle food dish

Masterchef in the jungle? Food in northern Laos gets serious… Recently Bamboo Lounge Training Restaurant was lucky enough to get 2 volunteers for a month, who not only taught the Lao staff there a lot about hospitality but were so excited by the abundant fresh produce available at Luang Namtha’s famous morning market, that they decided […]

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15 Reasons Why Luang Namtha Province Is The Best Of Laos

Luang Namtha trekking

After traveling all around Southeast Asia, Laos is definitely a highlight for many, but for us coming back to Luang Namtha really hits home that this northern province is the best of Laos! Here’s why: 1. We have the BEST roads in Laos making transit far easier than the rest of the country and self […]

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Dokchampa Hotel


  Room rates: 60,000 kip – 160,000 kip Breakfast included: no Free wifi: yes Laundry service: yes How to book: just show up at the hotel, or call +856 86 260003 Website: Dokchampa is a big Chinese hotel in the centre of Luang Namtha. It is located on the main street, where you will […]

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Adounsiri Guesthouse


  Adounsiri is a family run guesthouse in the centre of Luang Namtha. It is located on the street parallel to the main street, only a five-minute walk. On the main street you can find the night market, trekking agencies and many restaurants. Adounsiri has thirteen rooms in total. They offer twin, double and family […]

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Tribute to the Yellow Moth

Dysphania sagana

  Exploration of local biodiversity starts even before you set off to one of the many tours available in the surroundings of Luang Namtha. Today we would like to introduce to one of the small creatures that you’ll spot anywhere if you only stop for a second and look around. Arthropods, insects and spiders in […]

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Forest Retreat’s Bamboo Lounge Restaurant = real western food

Luang Namtha's famous pizza oven

It’s official; Luang Namtha now has its own wood-fired pizza oven, it is even painted green and is decorated with Buddhas eyes, so you cannot miss it… This iconic wood fired oven made from local clay has now served up thousands of authentic Italian (and not-so-Italian) pizzas to travelers and locals alike. The wood fired […]

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