Luang Namtha

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M. Nalae, Louang Namtha
ມ. ນາແລ, ຫລວງນໍ້າທາ
Luang Namtha Stupa.jpg
M. Nalae, Louang Namtha is located in Laos
M. Nalae, Louang Namtha
M. Nalae, Louang 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 UTC+07

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

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

Luang Namtha is the largest settlement in North-West of Laos, North of Luang Prabang. It is a popular tourist destination, and a base for treks, biking to the surrounding hill-tribe villages. It contains the Luang Namtha Museum.

Administrative divisions[edit]

The province comprises five districts:

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


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.


  1. Biodiversity Profile for Luang Namtha Province, 2003 [1]


Luang Namtha centre

External links[edit]

Media related to Louang Namtha at Wikimedia Commons