The population of Vang Vieng is about 25,000 people. There is a runway for airport which is parallel with the Nam Song River, but it’s been long since its last used. The township is on the main national road from Luang Phrabang to Vientiane and each evening, there is also car trip to carry people to Vang Vieng.
Different from the ancient capital city of Vientiane and former imperial Luang Phrabang is rich in the culture of “Land of thousands of elephants”, Vang Vieng is located in the beautiful land with mountain, river, fields and small villages. When people come to Vang Vieng, many have to surprise at the beauty of what mother nature awarded to this small township. The peaceful landscape of the country appears like enchanting the visitors.
The spreading paddy field and some faint boats on the green rivers. The bamboo hedges on the bamboo bridges which connect from this bank to the others. When you come to the centre part, you could see the other Vang Vieng which is more crowded and full of tourists.
Romantic Vang Vieng with many strong feeling games
From the 1980s up to now, Vang Vieng has soon become the crowded destination due to the number of backpack visitors from all over the world. The first visitors were sharp-witted to recognize this is the gold land for strong feeling games.
Nam Song river is sometimes peaceful, sometimes fireceful, therefore it is suitable for games on the river like boat racing, kayaking, waterfall climbing, swimming, bridge jumping or bungee jump, etc. Visitors would come here for trekking, forest exploring, jogging and scout camping. Series of restaurant, hotels, motels and related services have organized in Vang Vieng which turns it into crowded township. Coming to Vang Vieng, it is very easy to find shop which sell and lease the tools for mountain climbing, camping, swim suit, and many other clothes shops along two sides. If you do not know which games to join, you could refer to the travel agencies or right in the hotel of yours. The games would be dangerous varys from your preference.
Although Vang Vieng is crowded with tourists, it does not loose its incidet graceful beauty. After the intensive sport activity, you could easily riding a nike along the river to relax.
Besides, you could go fishing or reading books on the hammock which hanged under the coconut trees and enjoying the sunset at the horizon. Vang Vieng market has many specialty like bat meat, squirrel meat, monkey meat, and mouse meat, etc.