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Vang Vieng Village, Laos

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Vang Vieng in Laos is one of the most beautiful and, at the same time, one of the most dangerous places in the world. Vang Vieng is considered a youth resort. Many nightclubs, discos, bars, and other entertainment facilities are concentrated along the main street. More than 170 000 tourists from around the world come here in search of alcohol and drugs that are sold freely in this small town.

Vang Vieng Village, Laos You can have fun all day and night. After dawn, young people head to clubs, and at the day many travelers prefer active entertainment. A huge variety of sports activities, including a rather extreme ones, such as rafting in an old wheel of a tractor are available for tourists. Such dangerous entertainment  became a cause of death of many visitors. According to statistics, more than 20 people are killed each year. The resort has a variety of hotels. Bungalows are considered typical places to live; many experienced tourists prefer this option.

Those who do not want to plunge into the atmosphere of continuous partying will find a lot of other amazing entertainment options. There are many natural attractions nearby, including karst caves, which are best to be explored with a guide. The resort has a lot of ethnic restaurants, but visitors should be prepared for the fact that virtually every restaurant offers a tricky pizza with magic mushrooms and the tea with marijuana. Next - Shirakawa-Go Town


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Useful staff nearby

Fuel station: 'Petrol Station' in 4.5 km
Apotheek: 'Pharmacy' in 4.39 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Sae Lao' in 2.97 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Xieng Khouang Airport XKH - in 96 km
 »  Wattay International Airport VTE - in 107 km
 »  Luang Prabang International Airport LPQ - in 109 km
 »  Khon Kaen Airport KKC - in 278 km
 »  Chiang Rai Airport CEI - in 288 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Vang Vieng Village

Vangvieng Eco Lodge

Located in 3 km from Vang Vieng Village
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Rooms: 20
The hotel is a 15-minute drive to Vang Vieng City Centre. Phou Kham Cave is a 1-hour ride away, while it takes 3 hours to drive to Wattay … More: photo, rates and booking
Vinutda Hotel

Located in 4 km from Vang Vieng Village
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Rooms: 7
The hotel is a convenient 2-minute stroll to Nam Song River Front. The night market is 3 minutes' walk away. It takes 3 hours to drive to Wattay … More: photo, rates and booking
Tha Heua Mai Guesthouse

Located in 8 km from Vang Vieng Village
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Rooms: 8
The property is a 20-minute drive to the city centre. It is a 3-hr drive from Wattay Airport. Rooms are fitted with air-conditioning or fan. They … More: photo, rates and booking
Dansavanh Namngum Resort

Located in 62 km from Vang Vieng Village
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Rooms: 210
Dansavanh Namngum Resort offers free shuttle service to Vientiane City Center, which is a 1-hour ride away. A 2-hour drive takes guests to Wattay … More: photo, rates and booking

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