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  • Vientiane & Vang Vieng

    • Located: about 70 kilometers north of the Vientiane Capital (Central Provinces)
    • Total area: 15,927 square kilometers
    • Population: 480,440
    • 13 Districts: Phonhong, Thoulakhom, Keo-Oudom, Kasi, Vang Vieng, Meuang Feuang, Sanakharm, Meuang Mad, Hinherp, Viengkham, Xaysomboun, Hom & Meuane
    • Capital of the province: Phonhong

    Vientiane Province is located in the central of Laos, far from Vientiane Capital around 85 kilometers. It has total area of 22,554 square kilometers 2/3 of the land is mountainous and 1/3 is land field. It shares border with another provinces such as : Luang Prabang to the north, Xieng Khouang to the north east, Bolikhamxay to the east, Vientiane Capital city to the south, Sayabouly to the west and Loei Province (Thailand) to the south west which 97 kilometers length. The provoince has a total population of 450,329 people, female 224,065 people, Vientiane Province consist of 13 districts: Thoulakhom District, Viengkham, Keo-oudom, Phonhong, Hinherb, Vang Vieng, Kasi, Meuang Mad, Meuang Feuang, Sanakham, Xaysomboun, Hom and Meuane District.

    Thoulakhom Zoo

    Located at Ban Kheun Village in Thoulakhom District, the zoo is about 60 kilometers from the capital Vientiane. Exotic and rare animals from the jungles of Laos are featured in a surprising example of excellent animal management in Southern Asia.

    Nam Ngum Reservoir

    Opportunities exist for boating and picnics on the islands scattered in the Nam Ngum Reserve. Visitors can make their way to Ban Thalad village, Keo-Oudom District which is situated about 80 kilometers from Vientiane. Fine fish dishes can be tasted at the well-known floating restaurants while sporting activities can be enjoyed at the facilities found at the resort at Thalad Village

    Nong Nok or Bird Lake

    Located at Ban Sivilay Village, a community-managed birds sanctuary a few kilometers to the west of the park with hundreds of whistling ducks and egrets roosting here

    Vangvieng District

    Vangvieng is situated 152 kilometers from Vientiane on Route 13 (north). This small village is set against a backdrop of dramatic Limestone Mountains. Vangvieng is an ideal place to break the long journey from Vientiane to Luang Prabang. Bamboo cabins and guesthouse are both available for those seeking overnight accommodation

    Many mysterious places can be visited including Patang, Patho Nokham, Tha Chang Cave and the Namxong River. Tourists can stroll along the riverbanks and explore the network of caves. Some of the caves are outlets for underground streams and are ideal places to cool off with a swim. On route to Vangvieng you can see a vanity of impressive landscapes and should take the opportunity acquaint with local people

    Vangxang Cave

    Vangxang Cave or Elephant Court is home to the remains of an ancient sanctuary dated over 300 years before the foundation of the Lane Xang Kingdom. Located at km 48 on Route 13 (north) Vangxang consists of 5 large pink sandstone scultures and 2 huge Buddha images. This place has now becomes a tourist center and a weekend picnic area for Vientiane residents

    Salt Extraction Plant

    A village called “Ban Bo” in Thoulakhom District is renowned for its salt extraction. Located some 60 kilometers from the capital Vientiane, the majority of inhabitants earn a part time living by producing salt. Traditional extraction methods remain in use, despite modern processes being commonly available today

    Phou Khao Khouay, The National Protected Area

    An extensive sandstone mountain range 40 kilometers northeast of Vientiane is the site of one of Laos’ most beautiful nature reserves. The area encompasses a variety of landscapes and habitats, ranging from sheer sandstone cliffs and pristine river gorges to rough mountainous terrain. Three large rivers and numerous tributaries empty into the nearly Mekong in this area

    The diversity of forest types in the area includes evergreen, mixed deciduous, dry dipterocarp and pine, all of which are waiting to be explored. The forest habitat is home to a range of large animals including elephants, tigers, bears, gibbons and langurs, as well as for various reptiles, amphibians and birds. The Green Peafowl, a bird believed to be close to extinction in Laos, can still be found here. While sightings of smaller animals are relatively common, a great deal of patience and luck is needed to observe larger species

    During the rainy season (May-October) the reserve comes alive as the forest become green and lush, the waterfalls reach their full flow and sources of vibrantly colored butterflies fill the sky

    Ang Nam Leuk Reservoir

    The Nam Leuk reservoir in the center of Phou Khao Khouay nestles amidst lush forest. Although accessible by road, this beautiful narrow lake is best explored by boat

    Tad Xay and Pha Xay

    Tad Xay is arguably the most beautiful waterfall in the park, particularly during the rainy season. Cascading over seven steps, the water flows through a picturesque valley for about 800 meters before plunging 40 meters into a breathtaking gorge

    Tad Leuk

    This part of Phou Khao Khouay is aready a popular destination for visitors from Vientiane, but is by no means crowded. It offers facilities including a Visitor Center with an exhibition of the fauna to be found in the area, a nature trail and a small restaurant. Tad Leuk is the omost accessible attraction in the park and is ideal for relaxing, swimming, camping or as a starting point for treks into the surrounding forests

    Tad Xet

    Not far from the road, this steep 50-meter high cliff offers panoramic views across to the mountains of Phu Khao Khouay and the adjacent ranges to the north. During October, the flat rocks of the riverbed are studded with orchids and other flowers – a photograph’s paradise

    Ban Na

    This village on the edge of the protected area offers guided trekking into the nearby bamboo belt and forest. Numerous animal tracks, including those of wild elephants, can be spotted. If you are lucky, you may even see the animals themselves. As a fragile wildlife area, Ban Na can only be visited on pre-arranged tours

    Tad Phou Khao Khouay

    The route to this small waterfall and the surrounding pine forest provides panoramic views of distant mountain ranges and the Vientiane Plain

    Exploring Phou Khao Khouay

    Easily accessible by road and less than 2 hours drive from Vientiane, this 2,000 square kilometer area of mountains, rivers and pristine forests of Phou Khao Khouay offers great opportunities for exploring nature in Laos

    Getting to Phou Khao Khouay

    The heart of Phou Khao Khouay is perfect for outdoor activities such as hiking, trekking, canoeing, biking, wildlife watching and picnicking. It approximately to Vientiane makes it ideal for day trips.Travelling by road to Phou Khao Khouay from Vientiane is easy by rented vehicle or public transport. Take route 13 (south), and turn left at the small town of Thabok (km 90). The western part of the area can be reached via Route 10 (north); turning right at Ban Napheng. Organized tours can also be arranged through several tour operations in Vientiane

    Pandaw Laos Mekong Cruise Downstream

    Pandaw Laos Mekong Cruise Downstream

    11
    Days
    Vientiane → Sanakham → Pak Lai → Park Bor Village → Mouang Khai Village → Luang Prabang Province → Oudomxay Province → Pak Beng → Chiang Khong → Laos Cruise
    Enjoy the adventure of an epic overland trip to Laos. Start from China, this "Pandaw Laos Mekong Cruise Downstream" trip passes through the lands between Kunming and Luang Prabang. Discover stunning landscapes that very few travelers get to see, from remote villages with colourfully-costumed...
    Pandaw Laos Mekong Cruise Upstream

    Pandaw Laos Mekong Cruise Upstream

    11
    Days
    Vientiane → Sanakham → Pak Lai → Park Bor Village → Mouang Khai Village → Luang Prabang Province → Oudomxay Province → Pak Beng → Chiang Khong → Laos Cruise
    Enjoy the adventure of an epic overland trip to Laos. Start from China, this trip passes through the lands between Kunming and Luang Prabang. Discover stunning landscapes that very few travelers get to see, from remote villages with colourfully-costumed residents to nature reserves brimming...
    Vang Vieng Escape (3D2N)

    Vang Vieng Escape (3D2N)

    3
    Days
    Vientiane → Vang Vieng
    Once known chiefly for its raucous backpacker scene, the pretty town of Vang Vieng is now coming into its own as a haven for rest and recreation. This satisfying Vang Vieng escape exposes guests to the full array of attractions in the local vicinity....
    Thailand Laos Explorer Tour (13D12N)

    Thailand Laos Explorer Tour (13D12N)

    13
    Days
    Bangkok → Chiang Mai → Chiang Rai → Golden Triangle → Huay Xai → Pakbeng → Luang Prabang → Vang Vieng → Vientiane Capital
    Explore the best of Northern Thailand and Laos on this extra-special 13-day tour. With vibrant cities, see towering mountains, dense jungle, waterfalls, elephants, and bustling markets. Learn to cook delicious Laotian cuisine and have plenty of time to just relax amid some of the...
    Silver Naga Hotel

    Silver Naga Hotel

    Situated right on the river bank in the heart of town, Silver Naga Hotel offers magnificent mountain views on top of warm caring hospitality. Travelers will surely enjoy a comfortable and relaxing stay with the property’s determination to boast ethical tourism, a tranquil environment,...
    Villa Nam Song Hotel

    Villa Nam Song Hotel

    Villa Nam Song is the ideal point of departure for your excursions in Vang Vieng. The hotel is not too far from the city center: just 0.5 km away, and it normally takes about 185 minutes to reach the airport. Visitors to the hotel...
    Vieng Tara Villa

    Vieng Tara Villa

    Vieng Tara Villa offers traditional villas among rice fields and peaceful scenery. With its location, this 2.5-star property is a conducive spot to take a break from busy days. From here, guests can access several local destinations within walking distance such as Nam Song...
    Vansana Vang Vieng Hotel

    Vansana Vang Vieng Hotel

    Situated in central Vangvieng, this 3-star property is perfectly aligned along the banks of the Namsong River, making an ideal place to stay in a prime location for all travelers. Offering premium guestrooms, junior suites, and executive suites, Vansana Hotel Vang Vieng features modern amenities...
    The Elephant Crossing Hotel

    The Elephant Crossing Hotel

    Located in Vang Vieng, this hotel is conveniently close to many of the city's most historic and famous Buddhist temples. The Elephant Crossing Hotel offers 40 comfortable guestrooms with modern amenities, including a TV with satellite channels, air conditioning, and a mini bar. The Elephant...
    Inthira Vang Vieng Hotel

    Inthira Vang Vieng Hotel

    Inthira Vang Vieng offers clean and traditional Lao-styled rooms to suit any budget. Guests will surely enjoy the easy access to city’s interesting sites, bars, cafés, and many restaurants. Inthira Vang Vieng is well appointed in the contemporary style. Each boutique-styled guestroom is well...