Muang La is a charming town on the banks of the Nam Pak River, surrounded by farmland, mountains and traditional villages in a beautifully picturesque corner of northern Laos. The area is particularly famous for its lovely natural hot springs, which are free to all visitors.
Northern Laos is characterised by rolling hills, lush vegetation, wide, languid rivers and minority villages scattered throughout tranquil forests and farmland. Despite these manifold attractions, the region still receives little attention and relatively few visitors, making it a highly appealing destination for those in search of somewhere a little less travelled.
Muang La provides the perfect base for exploration into this region, and with little else to do besides relax in the local hot springs and admire the surrounding scenery, it is sure to provide a relaxing break from sightseeing and temple-hopping.
Meanwhile, for those who just can't sit still, the countryside surrounding Muang La has plenty to offer in terms of trekking, river cruising, mountain biking, and visits to the villages of the Khmu, Akha, Ikhos and Hmong peoples who inhabit the region.
Our favourite accommodation in Muang La is the wonderful Muang La Resort, which offers five-star accommodation, hot spring baths, luxurious spa treatments and a wide variety of excursions into the surrounding region.
Weather in Muang La
The Climate Guide for Muang La is perfect for planning your holiday. Monthly weather averages give the best indication of what the weather is usually like for every month of the year including figures for temperature, rainfall and sunshine.
|Max Daytime Temperature (°C)||24||27||30||31||31||30||29||29||29||28||25||23|
|Min Night-time Temperature (°C)||11||12||14||18||21||22||22||21||21||19||15||12|
|Hours of Sunshine (Daily)||6||7||6||7||6||5||4||4||5||5||5||6|
|Hours of Daylight (Daily)||11||11||12||13||13||13||13||13||12||12||11||11|
|Heat and Humidity Discomfort||None||Low||Moderate||High||High||High||High||High||High||Moderate||Low||None|
|Days with some Rainfall||5||5||6||12||17||20||23||25||18||12||7||4|
|Monthly Rainfall (mm)||24||24||39||106||178||247||296||325||183||114||53||23|
|UV Index (Maximum)||8||10||11+||11+||11+||11+||11+||11+||11+||10||8||7|
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