If Vientiane or Luang Prabang is the hot spots in Laos, Vang Vieng is a new destination explored by the tourist. Vang Vieng is well known as a nature lover’s paradise by many outdoor activities range from water sports on the Nam Song to hiking, climbing, exploring caves and swimming. Here are the best sites on your Laos trip to Vang Vieng.
Blue Lagoon – The Fresh Natural Lake
In Vang Vieng day tours, the Blue Lagoon swimming hole is one the most location with life jacket rental, a water slide, and rope swings. From the high platforms on the tree that hang over on the tree, the visitor jumps down and immerse the cool water. Blue Lagoon is a hot spot, so it’s so crowded, you have to get there early to have the best place. After having a happy moment at Blue Lagoon, you can sip a little bit of coffee in a Western-style nearby Blue Lagoon.
Tham Chan Cave in Vang Vieng
Crossing the Orange suspension bridge to go deep inside the Tham Chan Cave, then climb the steep staircase to enter the well- lit cavern. From the lookout point, it seems the panoramic view of the city and mountains to be zoomed out in your eyes, and you will be amazed by many stalactites and stalagmites inside.
Tham Lom Cave – the Best Cave for Valiant People
Tham Lom cave is the best destination for the courageous person. The first climb 25 minutes to steep ladders and over boulders to reach the mouth of the cave. The cave without light so you need to use your flashlight or torch to light your path down a ladder into the mouth of the pitch-black cave. By lighting your flash, you can see easily the beautiful crystal formations which cling to the cave walls and ceiling and make the scene like a thousand stars.
Tham Phu Kham Cave – A Hiking Trail on the Forested Hill in Vang Vieng
From the town of Vang Vieng, Tham Phu Kham is a sacred cave long over 10 km. After hiking to the cave, visitors can swim in the beautiful aquamarine lagoon inside the cave. In the main cave, there is an altar with a bronze reclining Buddha, so you can pray.
Lusi Cave – A New Attraction in Vang Vieng
Cross to the bamboo bridge to visit the Lusi Cave, along with the signs and the rice passes. After 30 minutes walking to reach Pha Poak, then reach to the entrance of Lusi Cave in another 20 minutes. At the Lusi cave, you can see the amazing rock formations and also swim in the pitch black pool inside the cave before returning to the town.
Tham Nam Water Cave – An Amazing Cave in Vang Vieng
Avoid the crowds at Tham Nam, one of the famous sites in Vang Vieng, located on the north of Vang Vieng. The distance of the cave is about 11km, and you can be accessible by motorbike, bicycle or tuk-tuk. At Tham Nam Water Cave, there is no store, so remember to bring a lunch and head out early. To go across the dark cave, visitors can rent a tube and headlamp and pull themselves on a rope.
Tube or Kayak in the Nam Song
Located on the banks of the Nam Song, and actually, most of the trip in Vang Vieng will be started with the river experiences. Most of the tourists come Vang Vieng will choose one day tour that includes lagoons and caves. Upon your requests, tubing can be arranged at several tube warehouses around the town, and include a tuk-tuk ride upstream.
Kaeng Nyui Waterfall – For the Love of Vang Vieng
Located on the east side of the Nam Song, in a park maintained by the villagers of Ban Naduang. From the hight 30m, the waterfall as the silver silk flowing down. Standing on the bridge to see and feel fresh from the water on your face.
Visit the Temples in Vang Vieng
Besides the caves, Vang Vieng is also well known as the best place of the temple, including Wat Kang, Wat Simixay Yaram, Wat Si Sou Mang and Wat That. Some tourists come to the temple in Vang Vieng miss that here are the Temple by the reasons the outdoor activities, partying, some Western restaurants and shops. Especially, keep your mind peace in the outdoor activities to enjoy the architecture and reflect.
Pha Poak – Climb to the Limestone Hill
Pha Poak is a limestone hill, this is also a new land for travelers like going trekking. Located at the west bank of the Nam Song by the flag at the top. To go Pha Poak, you have to pay a small fee for the man who leads you to the start of the trek. Follow to the steep ladders and ropes which help likers pull themselves up to the rocks. After hiking for a long time, finally, you can get the peak, you will be amazed by the views which are absolutely worth the effort.