the northern part of Laos, Luang Namtha shares its
northwestern border with Myanmar and its northeastern
border with China. The province is mountainous, home to
large numbers of minorities.
The Nam Ha
National Biodiversity Conservation Area is located in the
southwest of Luang Namtha - a pristine habitat of dense
tropical rainforest covering almost all of the protected
funding a ecotourism project in Luang Namtha that will be
capable of sustaining sustainable development in the
province. The concept of the project is to provide
education, conservation, management and sustainable
economic benefits for the local population.
is home to a 39 minorities the largest number in the
town of Muang Xing lies on the river plains of the Nam La
to the northwest of Luang Namtha. The town is a historic
centre that was formerly an outpost of the Sipsongpanna
Empire based in southern Yunnan in China. The town is
home to a number of ethnic minorities as well as lowland
Lao, Tai Lue, Thai Neua and Thai Dam. The town of Muang
Xing has a number of guesthouses where trekking and hiking
trips can be arranged.
Other activities in the province include trips to many
ancient temples in the region and minority villages.