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  • Writer's pictureIne Vandenwyngaert

Vang Vieng, Laos: A Short Travel Guide

Updated: Jan 7

Vang Vieng is located in the heart of Laos, just a two hour drive north from the capital city, Vientiane. This small town has breathtaking landscapes, consisting of stunning limestone mountains, lush rice fields, and the scenic Nam Song River. But what attracts most visitors here is the wide range of adventure activities as well as the town’s laid-back atmosphere. In this travel guide, we share our top things to do in Vang Vieng as well as great places to stay, eat, and drink.

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Valley outside Vang Vieng


Check out our video about Vang Vieng to see the best things to do through our camera!

Best Things To Do In Vang Vieng

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sunset from Confetti Garden Hotel rooftop bar

Places To Stay In Vang Vieng

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tipsy tubing

Places To Eat And Drink In Vang Vieng

  • Happy Mango Thai Restaurant: lovely Thai food of high quality but pricier than most other restaurants in Vang Vieng (try the massaman curry or mango sticky rice!)

  • La cigale: decent pasta's but also great local food

  • Luang Prabang Bakery & Restaurant: good place for breakfast or lunch with delicious patries

  • Naked Espresso Vang Vieng: great coffee shop

  • The mini Cafe & restaurant: come here for the view of the rice paddies (and boardwalk)

  • Tubing bar: this is the last stop of the tipsy tubing and is a real party if you come around 6pm

  • Vang Vieng Walking Street: this is where the night market is

  • Victor Place: cheap local food

  • Viman Vang Vieng Thai-German Restaurant: great handmade schnitzels and German food

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rice paddies at "the mini Cafe & restaurant"

Map Vang Vieng

Find all the places to go, eat, drink, and stay in Vang Vieng on Google Maps. To follow and save the list, do the following:

  1. Tap on the link to open it (click button below)

  2. Tap Follow. This list will now be added to the group of lists you follow.

  3. Optional: To unfollow a list someone shared with you, tap the list Saved.

If you follow the list we made, all our saved places of Vang Vieng will show up in Your Places. The places will also appear as suggested locations in Google Maps.

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