Known for its mountainous limestone karst peaks and scenic cliffs, the small town of Vang Vieng is located nearly four hours north of Vientiane and sits on the riverbank of the Nam Song River.
Once the party capital of Indochina for young travellers, Vang Vieng is now focused more on eco and adventure tourism where you can spend days on the Nam Song River gazing up in amazement at the limestone karsts jutting from the valleys – the town’s breath-taking backdrop is a photographer’s paradise, not only with its forest-clad karsts and the peaceful river but also the lush rice paddies that abound – heaven! For a tranquil and dreamy retreat, we recommend staying on the banks of the river and opting for a room with views overlooking the karsts – there really is nothing better than embracing your surroundings by watching the sunset over the charming river below. An adventure lover’s utopia, the town boasts a hidden cave network of stalactite and stalagmite caves, hiking and cycling trails to satisfy all skill levels, striking lagoons, rock climbing for the dare-devil and not to mention water sport activities of the fun kind, kayaking, rafting, canoeing, right through to tubing – the choices are endless. For a truly memorable experience, a hot air balloon ride at sunrise lighting up the topography from above, we’re sure will surely appeal. Although Vang Vieng has its own allure, look beyond the town’s borders to reveal some
genuine treasures. The diverse array of ethnic communities nearby is the perfect place to visit a local village to gain a deeper understanding of rural life in Laos.
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