That Xieng Tung
That Xieng Tung, the most important stupa in the region of Muang Xing, is a modern built-temple that offers tourists a stunning vista of mountains and verdant green valleys that surround it.
That Xieng Tung, a majestic stupa that is set on top of a hill, is known to many not just because of its architecture but also because of its religious significance — many believe that the temple is home to Buddha’s Adam’s apple. While on site, tourists can see for themselves some important artifacts — on the left side of the stupa, one can find the temple’s sacred fountain and sacred stone while on the right is the old moat and wall of the stupa. Patrons flock the temple during the That Xieng Tung festival that is usually celebrated between late October and early November.
That Xieng Tung is located in Muang Sing, Laos.
Opening Days and Hours
That Xieng Tung is open from 8:00 to 17:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Various tours make a stopover at That Xieng Tung. Tour prices start from USD 49.
How to Get There
- Fly from Vientiane to Luang Namtha via Laos Airlines.
- From Luang Namtha, take a bus to Muang Sing.
- From Muang Sing’s center, hire a tuk-tuk to take you to That Xieng Tung.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
Time to Spend
You can spend at least one hour exploring the temple.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The busiest time for That Xieng Tung is between late October and early November. If you want a more peaceful visit to the stupa, schedule your trip after these dates.
Tourists can buy special Kaoh Soi soups from neighbouring villages. A local drink called Laolao is also available in the villages.
- Muang Sing Museum
- Ethnic Group Villages
- Nam Keo Waterfalls
Guests who decide to stay in Muang Sing can stay in Cheng Jing de Hotel or Pho Iu Guest House for USD 12.