Vang Vieng is a small riverside town in Laos once known as central party for backpackers. Vang Vieng, 155 kilometers north of Vientiane on Luang Prabang.
Few places in Southeast Asia are so preceded by their reputation. Once known as Laos’ wildest party town.
The sunrise through the window of my hotel caught my eyes the far away mountains hidden under the cloud of forest. The house combining French architecture and traditional Lao people hidden under the coconut shine beautiful to heart. Explore with:
There are mysterious caves to explore, lagoons of turquoise water to dive into and sheer cliffs to climb.
1965 marked the start of the CIA directed Secret War in Laos, which was a death toll of up to 50,000 people and ended when the Americans beat a hasty retreat after Vietnam fell to the Communists in 1975.
Here are a few of our favorite things to do in Vang Vieng, whether you’re a party animal or a nature hound.
Having eyes already, we have to find something to give up our belly. The best option is Luang Market. The market square to the left of the Royal Palace is now the National Museum of Luang Prabang. The bustling market place sells a lot of Lao food such as grilled chicken, roasted pork, bamboo shoots and even vermicelli dishes quite similar to Vietnam.
Nestled amidst the jungles of Upper Laos and the mighty Mekong, Luang Prabang (Luang) welcomes travelers by its cool and graceful surroundings. The distance from Hanoi to the heritage city of Laos is nearly 900 km long, of which 700 km is the pass road.