Vang Vieng overview

Nestled beside the Nam song (Song River) amind stunningly beautiful limestone karst terrain, Vang Vieng provokes a mix of responses. It’s more of a love and hate relationship – which parts of you love depend on who you are.

Getting Vang Vieng and Getting away

Minibuses and air-con buses catering especially to falang often leave from one of the guesthouses in town, but don’t expect any extra leg room. Tickets are available almost everywhere, though buses do fill fast in peak season. Anyone who suffers motion sickness should take necessary precautions before the trip to Luang Prabang.

Eating and drinking in Vang Vieng

There are, however, a few decent eateries which even have their own menus. Most restaurants are open about 7am or 8am until about 11pm, though in the low season hours can be shorter. Note that this is just a small selection of restaurants we know to be reliable. You don’t need a guidebook to find the others, just look around.

Sights & Activities in Vang Vieng

Vang Vieng has evolved into Laos’s number- one adventure destination, with kayaking, rafting, caving, trail- and mountain-biking and world-class rock climbing all available.

Dangers & Annoyances in Vang Vieng

Most visitors leave Vang Vieng with nothing more serious than a hangover, but this tranquil setting is also the most dangerous place is Laos for travelers.

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