"Stop at Vang Vieng" Luang Prabang Things to Do Tip by Durfun

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If you are coming to LP from Vientiane, you must stop for a while (minimum 1/2 a day) at Vang Vieng. This breaks the otherwise 7 hour journey. From V V it's another 4 hours of a gruelling uphill & meandering route.

Vang Vieng is compact & beautiful. Caving, tubing along the shallow river with some fun mini-rapids, stopping along the river for beer/soft drinks, are amongst the activities to be enjoyed.

The scenery is stunning with lovely limestone mountains on either side of the river Som. It would be great if you stay at one of the resorts just off the river, offering great views from their chalets & restaurants.

Check out my accommodation pages for a good resort in V V.

Fares from V V to LP are 5 USD. from VTE to V V it's 4 USD.

Address: Vang Vieng, Sisawang Village, Laos
Directions: Up north from Vientiane, roughly 3 hours by coach.

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  • Written Jun 21, 2006
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