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Laos Sights

Nam Ngum Lake

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

Updated 03/25/2013

Fodor's Review

Forested mountains surround this island-dotted reservoir lake, which is accessible by car from Vientiane. Floating restaurants here serve freshly caught lake fish, and there's a large hotel complex, the Dansavanh Nam Ngum Resort. Visitors who have built substantial amounts of time into their itineraries to explore Laos may want to skip this trip as there are others that are far better. But those who only have a few days in the country will enjoy this side trip as a way

to see a bit of Laos's countryside without having to travel too far from Vientiane. You can get here by time-consuming public transport, but its better to take a tour. Green Discovery Laos offers excellent day trips that include a boat ride on the lake.

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