Meuang Nga

Meuang Nga Overview
Total area: 1,943 square kilometers.
Villages: 62
Population: 30,379; women:14,818
Families: 5,286
Ethnic Group: Lao, Khamu, Leu, Hmong
Language in use: Lao, English, Chinese and Other
Access by land: 1 local bus Station]

Welcome to Meuang Nga
           Meuang Nga is a small town, situation on the Southwest from Meuang Xay Town 66 km. Meuang Nga is a small beautiful town  and  close to Luang Prabang by the Mekong river. The road to Meuang Nga is in a bad condition and the existing nature is still the same as the past. A famous resort - Tourist lodge in YoiHai Village with khummu Ethnic lifestyle.
What's to see in Meuang Ngar
- Walk around the town to see what people do in the morning and evenning time.
- Take a trip to  lard han temple to get for your safe and lucky journey.
- Take a trip to Nyoi Hai ( khumu minority village )  to explore the real life of Khummu people - Take a drive and ride (Car & motorcycle) to explorer Houay kood cave.

Ngar District Tourism Route map
     Houay Kood cave
     Houay Kood cave is in Houay salak Village, Nga Distict, about 12 Km far from Nga town and still an other 5 Km from the village to the cave. The road is not very good and very hard to get there during the raining time. The wilth of the cave is around 3 – 5 meters and the length is more than 200 meters. It’s small, but beautiful. There are differnet karsts and nice forest around outside the cave. One of the best places for discovering and relax, nice to have a picnic and touch the most coolest asmostphere.
     Houay Kood cave was discovered many years ago by a local man while hunting after that the cave was named Houay Kood cave by most villagers because the cave is situated by the Houay kood stream. After the cave  was known  – people started to visit the cave more and more.

Nyoi Hai Village Khummu minority
      Nyoi Hai viilage is 100 % percents Khmmu tribe and settle by the Mekong River, around 80 Km far from Nga town. People can get there by boat or vehicles, but the road is in a very bad condition and very difficult to reach there. The most important thing about the village is they still keep their own traditional practice regarding their livelihood, culture and daily lifestyle. There is a resort nearby the village and owned by a business man. The target market of the resort is French tourist. The resort also provides Tourism Development Fund to the village monthly and yearly as well as setting some different activities for villagers to involve and participate in increasing their daily cash income. Moreover, a group of tourist who visited the village gave a grant to the village in order to build a primary school. The village is now recognized as one cultural and natural tourist destination by the Maokng River.

     Around 200 years ago, there were 2 families from Hoau Xieng villlage, Luang Prabang Province came to the area and biult a small shop for trade - buy and sell different None Timber Forest Products. The shop was built under a big tree ( Hai tree) in order to be safe. After a few month, there were 5 families from different places came to settle together with them. They had been living there for almost 20 years and the tree dried and died, so they decided to name the village Ngoi Hai because of the big tree they spent their life under it for many years. The name of the village has been using until present time.
 HouayYerng waterfall
    HouayYerng waterfall is about 75 Kilometers from Nga Town Center and from Houay Yerng village to the waterfall is another 5 Kilometers - trek around 1 hour and 40 minutes to there. The trekking trail is along the stream all the way through pristine forests. The height of the waterfall is 15 meters high and 2 – 5 meters wide. There is another waterfall called Tad Mok and situated behind Houay Yerng waterfall and it takes around 10 minutes to get there. Its height is 9 meters and 2 – 5 meters wide. The area is covered by big beautiful forests.
Houay Chan waterall    
Houay Chan waterall is 55 Kilometers from Nga Town and form Houay Chan village to the waterfall is 2 minutes ride. The area is appropriate for relaxing and spending peaceful time with the nature. There is a large cliff along the waterfall with the length of 300 meters.
Luang Cave
     Luang Cave “two caves together” from the village to the North about 1 hour and 50 minutes walk. The first cave is smaller than the second one, its width is 1 – 2 meters and 4 meters high and the length is 100 meters. Spend around 30 more minutes to the second waterfall, its width is 3 – 10 meters, the height is 3 – 15 meters and its length is 125 meters. The area is rich in natural resources with large forests.
Nong Lom reservoir
     Nong Lom reservoir is 25 Kilometers from Nga Town; it takes around 1 hour and 24 minutes to walk from the village to reach there. Nong Lom is an amazing reservoir, which is situated on the top of a mountain. The width of the reservoir is 129 meters to the North, 149 meters to the South, 48 meters to the East and 118 meters to the West. The said area used to be a former farming area of the local residents who live nearby. It’s covered by young new forests ( 70 %) and existing old forests (30 %).
Houay Sad
     Houay Sad (Under the supervision of Saen Chod Village) is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Nga District. It’s about 40 Kilometers from Town to the Village and it takes around 10 minutes to get there (by motorcycle). The height of the waterfall is 10 meters with comfortable space around. Unfortunately, some big trees were cut and destroyed by the people there. The related government is now trying to preserve the said area for future tourism development. 

Where to stay in Meuang Nga District
No of Room
Contact Number
Sorlasern Guesthouse
Donean Village,Nga district,Oudomxay
020 56830733
Duangmixai Guesthouse
Donean Village,Nga district,Oudomxay
020 55987404
Keomixai Guesthouse
Ladhan Village, Nga district,Oudomxay
020 55471304

Nga District Restaurants
Contact Number
Danmeuangneua Restaurant
Donean village, NgaDistrict,
020 55751119
Mrs.Lar Restaurant
Donean village, NgaDistrict,
020 99403729
Mrs. Khamsao Restaurant
020 58097612

How to get to Meuang Nga
       Start from Oudomxay at the Southern Bus Station. There is only one bus a day at 11:30 It takes around 3 hours to Meuang Nga and you can get the bus ticket one hour before departure and Another way (Boat trip) to the resort is from Luang Prabang and Pakbeng.

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