Muang La Resort, Oudom Xay Province, Laos
This 4+-star resort, with its traditionally designed wooden villas and exclusive amenities, is the perfect small retreat that blends into the rural village life of Muang La, while employing and training local people. A model of sustainable tourism, the resort organizes tours where the villagers serve as guides for guests to explore the natural and cultural surroundings. Rice harvest season is the best time for photographing the lush green rice terraces from mid September to mid October.
With good accessibility from Luang Prabang and Pakbeng, a visit to Muang La Resort is easy to combine with cruise combinations on the Mekong or Nam Ou rivers.