Vang Vieng – a nice place to relax, play and laugh in Laos

Located a few hours drive from the capital city of Laos, the pretty town of Vang Vieng with its charming waterway is a great destination for tourists, especially for those who prefer adventurous games.

The pretty town of Vang Vieng

The pretty town of Vang Vieng

The small town of Vang Vieng has a population of just around twenty five thousand with the beautiful Nam Song River running parallel to the town. Vang Vieng has its own airfield runway but because of some reasons the runway has nearly unused for a very long time. However, the town lies on the main north-south highway from Luang Prabang to the capital, Vientiane so you do not have to worry about how to get there as there are many passenger vehicles daily to Vang Vieng. Travel to Vang Vieng with Indochina travel Laos

 The beautiful Nam Song River running parallel to the town

The beautiful Nam Song River running parallel to the town

If you come to Vang Vieng in the early morning, the town will be still asleep and appear dimly at dawn. It just wakes up at around 10am when all stores simultaneously open to welcome customers and become bustle from 12 am as there are more and more people in the streets. The town is so small but crowded with a lot of visitors including both locals and foreigners in almost every corner. Visit Vang Vieng with Tours in Laos

Vang Vieng at dawn

Vang Vieng at dawn

Unlike the ancient capital Vientiane or a very cultural Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng is situated in a beautiful location with adequate mountains, rivers, fields as well as cute small villages. Coming to Vang Vieng, many people are surprised at the beauty that nature has bestowed on this small town. The green rice fields spreading, several boats surfing on the blue river, bamboo trees, some quirky bamboo bridge, the kids frolic in the waves under the bright sunlight, etc, a peaceful scene of the quiet countryside that very hard to find in modern life.

  A peaceful scene of the quiet countryside in Vang Vieng

A peaceful scene of the quiet countryside in Vang Vieng

Not just a place to relax, Vang Vieng is also a great destination to entertain, laugh and have fun. The town’s river is sometimes gently, sometimes forceful, just enough for “a little bit adventurous” games such as sailing, kayaking, rafting, swimming, diving or bungee jumping, etc. Other exciting activities like mountain climbing, jungle expedition, camping are favorite activities of every tourist when come to Vang Vieng.

 Tourists enjoying exciting activities in Vang Vieng

Tourists enjoying exciting activities in Vang Vieng

Thank to the natural beauty as well as a lot of interesting activites, Vang Vieng – a peaceful and quiet countryside of Laos is now a popular destination with many tourists.

The Indochina Voyages team.

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