I love visiting Vang Vieng. Since 2007, I’ve been to Vang Vieng four times and still haven’t seen it all. After a bus ride from Vientiane, Laos, it was nice to sit by Nam Song River and enjoy the beautiful landscapes and treating myself to a big lunch from Ban Sabai Riverside Restaurant.
Some people might be put off with the town being like a Disney World for backpackers but I still like the charms and the people of the town. As long as I don’t hang out at certain places, Vang Vieng is a good place for me to take it easy, enjoying good food and good company. Eating breakfast, lunch, or dinner by the riverside is recommended. Just check out the great view of Nam Song River and watching life as it is and you just might want to experience Vang Vieng, the Lao way of course.
As I’m typing this I heard on Lao National TV about the heavy rain in Vang Vieng for the past couple of days and flooding around town. I hope no one is hurt and they’ll be able to recover from this natural disaster soon.