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Vang Vieng

  • Along Hwy. 13
  • Vang Vieng
  • Town/Village

Published 05/27/2016

Fodor's Review

Some of the most attractive scenery and countryside in Laos, including the Nam Song River and a dramatic range of jagged limestone mountains, surrounds this convenient stopover between Vientiane and Luang Prabang. These days the town center is jam-packed with bars and backpacker hangouts, but you can escape the noise and the crowds by making for the river, which is lined with guesthouses and restaurants catering to both backpackers and those on a more flexible budget. The river is clean and good for swimming and kayaking, and the mountains beyond are riddled with caves and small, pleasant swimming holes. River trips and caving expeditions are organized by every guesthouse and hotel. Treks to the caves can be fairly arduous, and some are only accessible by motorbike. Less adventurous types can rent an inner tube for 55,000 kip and float down the river for a few hours.

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Along Hwy. 13, Vang Vieng, Laos

Published 05/27/2016


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