Vang Vieng - the fairy land of Laos

by TAA on December 27, 2019

Vang Vieng (population about 25,000) is located in central southern Laos about a 4 hour bus ride north of the capital city of Vientiane or about 7 hours south of the town of Luang Prabang. Just a few hours driving from Vientiane, the pretty town of Vang Vieng with charming picturesque scenery, will be a lovely stopover in the journey to explore Laos.

sunset, stilt houses

About 150 km from Vientiane, Laos, the small town of Vang Vieng lies in the immensity of the green mountains. Vang Vieng is known as a peaceful countryside with a fresh, cool climate and also a famous tourist destination of beautiful Laos. Photo: Aaron Geddes

the sun has disappeared, stilt houses

No beautiful architecture, no modern resort and no large road... but every year, Vang Vieng attracts a huge number of tourists, many times more than the number of 50,000 locals. Photo: Aaron Geddes

3 boats floating on the harbour

With the advantage of ideal terrain - surrounded by mountains and river, Vang Vieng town is known as a peaceful countryside beside the Nam Song River. This small town is both hidden in the wild and seen as a very peaceful town. Photo: Ahmad Syukaery

fog surrounding mountains

Vang Vieng's wild features are from green trees and rivers all year round, particularly the water flows smoothly around the limestone ranges. Photo: waynekorea

green vast paddy field

After arriving in Vang Vieng, many tourists are often surprised by the beauty that nature has bestowed on this small town. Photo: David Gunis

monks collecting alms from Buddhist in Vang Vieng

The monk walks around collecting alms on the streets of Vang Vieng. Photo: Ahmad Syukaery

boats riding, stilt houses

Vang Vieng attracts visitors with games on the river, which seem to be normal but very interesting when tourists think about. Photo: Ray Tsang

a female tourist is riding boat

Stop in Vang Vieng, tourists can relax in the grass tents built above the water, float on the boat to enjoy the fresh air, or leisurely do kayaking and sightseeing... Photo: EvE

buffalos coming their home

Vang Vieng today is a town of backpackers, from Europe to Asia. Tourists coming to “Millions of Elephants” country almost visit this town for a few days to relax and entertain. Photo: Marcaux

buffalos coming their home

However, this town still remain its inherent beauty and peace. After hours of active sports, tourists can leisurely ride bike along the river, quietly go fishing or lie down to read books on swaying hammocks under coconut palms, and watch the sun gradually drop at the horizon. Photo: Ray Tsang

mountain, red hot air balloon

Sightseeing in a hot air balloon to catch the beautiful scenery below is a wonderful experience that many tourists often do when coming to Vang Vieng. Photo: Marcaux

wooden bridge hanging on many ropes across a river

Romantic suspension bridge across the Nam Song River. Photo: 1mile1smile

villas in Vang Vieng

Vang Vieng is full of tourists but still peaceful, authentic and passionate for tourists. Photo: Natasha Nartcev

riding boat

Although there are countless tourists coming and leaving every day, Vang Vieng is not busy, but still quiet and serene as the daily life of the rural mountainous town. Photo: Es Tanapong

10 boats on harbour

At sunset, the small and peaceful Vang Vieng becomes bustling and busy with the Western street. Visitors can buy all sorts of goods, souvenirs, or any service here at reasonable prices and explore the culture of indigenous people through the rustic food. Photo: David Gunis

To book a tour to Vang Vieng or any destination in Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand and Myanmar, you can contact Travel Authentic Asia via email: or WhatApp: +84 912221442. Travel Authentic Asia is the tailor made tour operator based in Vietnam since 2011, which has delivered excellent travel experiences up to 4000 travellers over the world.


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