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Muang Khua

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Muang Khua is a small town in the Phongsali Province of northern Laos. Most people use it as a transit town (the halfway point between several other places), but it has its own charm.


Get in

Muang Khua can be reached from four directions: the Nam Ou river crosses through it from north to south, while the roads head east and west.

By road

To the west, lies the transit hub of Muang Xay. In the east, the road connects Muang Khua to the northenmost border crossing with Vietnam, near the Vietnamese city of Dien Bien Phu. Buses are supposed to leave daily now from Dien Bien Phu's bus station early in the morning. Travel time should be around 7 hours, but the road is in the process of being sealed (January 2011), so it might be much shorter now.

By boat

Muang Khua is about halfway between in the north Phongsali and the backpacker-popular village of Muang Ngoi Neua, with connections further south to Luang Prabang.

Get around

Muang Khua can be covered by foot.


  • The bridge







As of early 2011, the town has no internet connection.

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