Inside Vietnam: Cambodia Laos

Muang Ngoi

Not many visitors get to beautiful Muang Ngoi, but those who journey upriver will be well rewarded with an insight into traditional Laos cultures set in the most magnificent setting.

Muang Ngoi Map

“Remote, beautiful and wonderfully serene, Muang Ngoi more than rewards the effort of getting here.”

Enfys Maloney, Team Leader

Accessible only by boat, Muang Ngoi is a rural village set on the banks of the Nam Ou river and is nestled between the river and the foothills of the surrounding jungle covered limestone karsts. Muang Ngoi offers spectacular hiking trails and wonderful scenery, and taking a gentle cruise along the river and visiting this remote and peaceful area is a highlight of any trip to Laos. Although the accommodation here is basic, as you would expect with no road access, the scenery more than makes up for the lack of facilities and Muang Ngoi is a great place to visit for those wishing to get to see rural Laos. Muang Ngoi is a seasonal place and in the winter months between November and April this small village receives a large number of travellers looking to explore the jungle, the nearby rural villages and beautiful surroundings.

Experiences in Muang Ngoi

Muang Ngoi offers a wealth of exciting experiences that will help you get beneath the surface of the local culture. See below for a few of our favourites

Weather in Muang Ngoi

The Climate Guide for Muang Ngoi 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.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max Daytime Temperature (°C) 24 26 29 31 32 31 30 30 30 29 26 24
Min Night-time Temperature (°C) 13 14 16 19 22 23 23 22 22 20 16 13
Hours of Sunshine (Daily) 5 6 6 7 6 5 4 4 5 5 5 5
Hours of Daylight (Daily) 11 11 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Heat and Humidity Discomfort None Low Moderate High Very High Very High High High High Moderate Low None
Days with some Rainfall 6 6 7 12 17 20 22 25 18 11 7 4
Monthly Rainfall (mm) 22 26 42 113 184 273 301 343 203 118 50 20
UV Index (Maximum) 8 10 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 10 8 7