Vang Vieng is located in central Laos, on the banks of the Nam Song River. The city is a popular stopping point for those traveling to Vientiane and Luang Prabang, while most travelers spend some time in Vang Vieng to explore the river, forests, and rock formations that give this city its unique charm.
Being conveniently located on the highway between Vientiane and Luang Prabang, the easiest way to reach Vang Vieng is by bus to Vang Vieng Bus Terminal
The Vang Vieng Market
is a one of the city’s must-see destinations. It’s a morning market that includes goods from the area’s farmers and growers, who bring their fares to sell to travelers and locals alike.
The Nam Song River is a major attraction in Vang Vieng, and often travelers engage in adrenaline stunts around the river. Specific activities aside, the river and the forest surrounding it are beautiful natural landscapes that should not be missed. The experienced hikers will enjoy trekking along the woods to get to the plateau, while others can enjoy a lazy day spent lounging by the river.
Find out where all the remaining hotels, attractions, and must-see destinations of Vang Vieng are located by exploring the interactive map on this page.