The Tribal Museum, housed inside the most distinctive Lao-French structure in Muang Sing, is a great place to visit when you want to know more about the history and culture of the Muang Sing region.
The Tribal Museum is divided into two rooms — the first floor of the building features various costumes from different tribes and eras, while the second floor boasts of an extensive display of cultural artifacts. The people of Muang Sing has meticulously preserved interesting tools and religious objects used by the biggest tribes in the region — some items have been in existence for 400 years. For an additional fee of LAK 5,000 (USD .60), visitors can watch a 40-minute documentary film which tells the story of the Akha people.
The Tribal Museum is located in the centre of Muang Sing, Laos.
Opening Days and Hours
The museum is open on weekdays from 8:30 to 16:30 and 8:00 to 11:00 during Saturdays.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance fee to the museum is LAK 5000 (USD .60).
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 centre, hire a tuk-tuk to take you to the Tribal Museum.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
Time to Spend
Suggested duration in the museum is one hour.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to visit Tribal Museum is between 8:00 to 10:00 and 15:00 to 16:30.
When it comes to meals, tourists can avail it from nearby restaurants such as Baiteuy Restaurant, Qiaotuo Restaurant, and Xinjuan Restaurant.
- That Xieng Tung
- Thai Lu Restaurant
- Wat Namkeo Luang
For those who choose to stay a few more days, Muang Sing’s hotels such as Cheng Jue Teng Hotel, Bannavong Guesthouse. Dannue 2 Guesthouse, and Phou Iu Bungalows II offer accommodations starting USD 20 to USD 60.