Luang Namtha

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Luang Namtha
ມ. ນາແລ, ຫລວງນໍ້າທາ
M. Nalae
City
Luang Namtha Stupa.jpg
Luang Namtha is located in Laos
Luang Namtha
Luang Namtha
Location in Laos
Coordinates: 20°57′N 101°24′E / 20.950°N 101.400°E / 20.950; 101.400
Country  Laos
Admin. division Luang Namtha Province
Population (2004)
 • Total 3,500
 • Religions Buddhism
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)

Coordinates: 20°57′N 101°24′E / 20.950°N 101.400°E / 20.950; 101.400

Louang Namtha, M. Nalae, or M. Na Lae, Luang Nam Tha (Lao: ມ. ນາແລ, ຫລວງນໍ້າທາ) is the capital of Luang Namtha Province in northern Laos. The city lies on the Tha River (Nam Tha).

Luang Namtha is the largest settlement in northwest Laos, north of Luang Prabang. It is a popular tourist destination, and a base for treks, biking to the surrounding hilltribe villages. The Luang Namtha Museum is in the town.

Administrative divisions[edit]

The province includes five districts:

  1. Long (3-03)
  2. Nalae (3-05)
  3. Namtha (3-01)
  4. Sing (3-02)
  5. Viangphoukha (3-04)

Transportation[edit]

In the rainy season, Luang Namtha can be reached by boat from the Mekong River. It is connected by Highway 3 to both the Thai border at Huay Xai/Chiang Khong (197 km (122 mi)) and the Chinese border at Boten/Mengla (60 km (37 mi)). Luang Namtha is also served by Luangnamtha Airport, 6 km (3.7 mi) south of the city.

Resorts[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Luang Namtha centre

External links[edit]

Media related to Louang Namtha at Wikimedia Commons