The once sleepy town of Vang Vieng, located in a picturesque spot on the banks of the Nam Song River, makes an ideal breaking point for anyone who chooses to travel by road between Vientiane and Luang Prabang. The limestone karst scenery is quite simply stunning and makes the area ideal for those looking to do some day trekking or gentle walking.
The river valley is dotted with traditional villages and paddy fields. It is has been well known by backpackers for sometime but there is now some better standard accommodation available. The main draws besides the incredible scenery are canoeing, tubing, caving and for the very adventurous there are now rock climbing excursions to suite most levels of experience.