It is the scenic mountain ranges and the flowing rivers that have travellers jetting their way to Vang Vieng, in Vientiane Provence of Laos. For good reason too, because this hip town offers the lot, an adventure, a party and a siesta and it’s all to be had as you explore new parts of a fascinating country.
Perhaps you are in Vang Vieng for a short time, a place to unwind while hitting the town during a Laos Motorcycle Loop, or want to go to a place a little vibrant than the capital in Vientiane. Undoubtedly, the added vibrancy will be found in Vang Vieng.
Memories will be created, the camera will be clicking and the adrenaline will be racing, but boredom will not be part of this trip as there is simply too much excitement to be had. For now, why not have a quick read at why you need to visit Vang Vieng in Laos and join in on the action for the ultimate holiday in the landlocked country of Southeast Asia.
5 Reasons you need to Visit Vang Vieng in Laos
1. Be mesmerised by The Great outdoors of Vang Vieng
The picturesque outdoors of Vang Vieng is what drives tourist from all around the world to this bubbly little town. No wonder too with a range of things to do and see, whether it is taking a hot-air balloon ride above town, kayaking the Nam Song River, zip-lining at great heights amongst the mountain ranges, going deep into the dark caves or relaxing in style at the Blue Lagoon, the options really begin to stack up.
If you are an adrenalin junkie or simply seeking a relaxing getaway, Vang Vieng offers it all, just don’t forget your camera, because you will want to show off this town to your friends back home and be at the mercy of their envy.
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2. Vang Vieng Tours are at a premium
With the outdoors being the popular choice for tourist, it will not surprise you to learn that day tours are at a premium in Vang Vieng. You will find no shortage of tour offices in town, whether it is at a hotel or a tour agency on the streets, you will find an appropriate half/full day tours to suit your needs for an adventure.
At a ridiculously low price, you can stack together with a handful of fun activities such as kayaking, zip-lining and the popular Blue lagoon. If you can’t fit in everything on the day, then back it up the next day with another tour, the prices are extremely low for what you get and it is value for the dollar.
3. Dine in style amongst stunning scenic views
Heading down to the river front to a large range of restaurants is a priority in this town and it won’t disappoint either. Enter through the large entrance where a Friends’ episode (for whatever reason) is constantly playing on the big screens, from there, make your way further into the restaurant and the splendid views of the Nam Song River and the limestone mountain ranges are awaiting and the views are splendid.
It is dining at its finest and the food does its best match the amazing views from the dining table with a great range of local and international food on offer in most restaurants along the strip. The drinks are cheap too.
4. Get ready for a Vang Vieng Part
Not only famous for its stunning scenery, but Vang Vieng is also a bustling party town with a large variety of nightclubs and bars that can keep the party going all night. I can understand if this is not your kind of scene because partying to all hours of the morning is not for everybody, but for those who love a good night out, you are more than covered in Vang Vieng.
The Sakura nightclub is the most famous in the area, with dancing, beer ping pong and having a good time the priority at this crowded club. The drinks are a little more expensive, but the Sakura offers plenty of complimentary cocktail vouchers to make up for it, so at the end of the day, you are no worse off in the pocket.
5. Enjoying great coffee at a café or two
French holds a strong favour in Laos and it’s no different in Vang Vieng with a large variety of French style bakeries and café’s in town. And let me tell you this straight up, in Vang Vieng, I never tried a cappuccino that I didn’t enjoy, each coffee and its strong rich flavours were sensational. If you are an avid coffee lover then give yourself a cafe tour, you shall not regret it.
That about does it, five reasons why you should take the bus trip from Vientiane and visit Vang Vieng, a town of great beauty and vibrancy, but you’ll no regrets of seeing a fascinating town in Laos.