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Muang Ngeun is a town in Northern Laos.
Muang Ngeun isn't really a town, but series of mostly Tai Lue villages spread out along the road.
Border from Ban Huay Kon
the main reason to get in Muang Ngeun is Passing the border From Ban Huay Kon (Thailand) Many don't know but the border with Thailand ( Ban Huay Kon – Muang Ngeun ) is open for a while (year or two ) also for foreigns . you can get a visa on arivel an the both sides of the border. ( you need to bring a picture for the visa ) the main problem is that the bus to UdomXai is at 12 from The Bus station. So if you don't want to spend a night In Muang Ngeun ( It is not so bad thing ) you Should pass the border in the morning.
by bus \ Sawngthaew
a bus from Udomxai
a bus from Pak beng
you can go around by foot ( anyway you don't have a choice.. )
They are few tempels in the viliges As the temples in Muang Ngeun are Tai Lue, they have long banners hanging from the rafters, & a set of wooden weapons on either side of the altar (either on the floor or placed high up in the rafters). To see this in other parts of Laos, one would have to travel to places like Ban Viengkeo in Hongsa, Muang Sing, rural Oudomxay province or Ou Tai & Ou Neua in Phongsaly.
you can aake a walk on the main road and see the wats, there is all so nice view of the rice field The locles are not reguler to see falangs ( foreigns) so be preperd that evrey body will look at you and maybe point on you ( specelly kids )
not meny foreigns choose to spend the night in Muang Ngoen, But if you feel like digging into local life or you get stuck ( miss the 12 bus to Udom Xai) there are few gust Houses ( no english )