I read that the town is turning into a party town like Vang Vieng. Is this true. Looking for idyllic village life with beautiufl location. (thanks)
Could you advise where you have heard that? Would be just interested.
When I was there two years ago they were very strict about noise - all bars had to close at 22:30, and the noise had to be reduced by 21:30, as most of the people living there had to get up very early.
I am there at the end of November, and really hope it is as idyllic as it was two years ago
can't find the post i read was doing a search. Could of been footprinttravelguides.com. I contacted a expert that know the area, waiting to see what he has to say
No it is not a party town at all. It does get relatively busy in Dec-Feb but nothing like Vang Vieng. I go to nearby Muang Khiaw regularly with work ad there are only a handful of people getting the boat to Ngoi each day.
I was there last week, definitely not a party town. It is still charming and quiet as described on the web, everything closes at 9:30 or 10 p.m.
There are bars and restaurants but no parties, just places to chill out and relax.
A must try is Vita Restaurant, its on the main road. Quiet little restaurant opposite from a very busy touristy one.
We chose to help out the little guy and it worked out, best food in Laos, good prices and definitely try the Flaming banana lao lao with honey. if its not on the menu, ask the Lady. She is very accommodating, more so than the already accommodating Lao people
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That was a great read. Informative and enjoyable. I just changed my travel plan, AGAIN :-)
Is Muang ngoi accessible by road at all from Nong khiaw???
I am travelling on a dirt bike.
Thank you for reading.
Yes Muang Ngoi is accessible by road, it takes about 3-3.5 hrs (since you would be on a dirt bike), however the dirt road that connects Nong Khiaw and Muang Ngoi is terrible, I did try doing this on a mountain bike, but eventually I gave up half way through , you would have to cross two rivers so be prepared for that, the flow won't be high as people often walk through this everyday. The road starts right opposite to Vongmany guest house in Nong Khiaw, you will be crossing 3 villages on the way they can direct you if you would need any assistance in navigating.
HAPPY TRAVELLING MATE, and hope you won't change your plan this time ;-)
Is it possible to take a boat higher up north and arrive in Muang Ngoi ?
Maybe from Muang Khoua ?