Vang Vieng

A freshly planted rice field in Vang Vieng, Laos

Panorama: Freshly Planted Rice Field in Vang Vieng, Laos

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Today's travel photo is a panorama of a freshly planted rice field in a small village outside of Vang Vieng, Laos. My last visit to Vang Vieng coincided with the rice planting season in Laos, and my bike ride through the spectacular countryside was made even more interesting as there were people out everywhere working… Read More

Country Road in Vang Vieng, Laos

Country Road in Vang Vieng, Laos

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Today's travel photo is of a country road outside Vang Vieng in Laos. The countryside around Vang Vieng is absolutely stunning, and makes for the perfect place for a relaxing bike ride. I took this photo while cycling along the dirt road to have a swim at the local swimming hole that is known as… Read More

Rice fields and mountains in Vang Vieng, Laos

Reunited with the beauty of Vang Vieng, Laos

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I close my eyes and breathe in a deep breath of fresh air, and as I reopen my eyes I can't help but smile. Before me is a scene out of a National Geographic magazine. Perfectly flat green rice fields stretch out in front of me until they reach the sheer cliffs of the tall… Read More

Rice fields and mountains in Vang Vieng, Laos

Rice Fields and Mountains in Vang Vieng, Laos

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Today's travel photo is of some freshly planted rice fields in front of some tall limestone karst mountains near Vang Vieng in Laos. The countryside around Vang Vieng is just beautiful, and taking a bike ride down some of the quiet dirt roads is a must. When we visited Laos in July this year, the… Read More

Rural road in Vang Vieng, Laos

Rural Road in Vang Vieng, Laos

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Today's travel photo is of a rural road scene in the country outside of Vang Vieng in Laos. I took this photo while taking a bicycle ride to Poukham Cave and the Blue Lagoon. It was rice planting season at the time of year that I visited, so most of the rice fields had either… Read More

A swimming hole in vang vieng, Laos

A swimming hole in Vang Vieng, Laos

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As I rode my bicycle out of Vang Vieng, Laos, I entered into a beautiful countryside filled with bright green rice fields, villages and smiling faces with tall limestone karst mountains towering above. Riding the bike along the rough dirt road in the hot humid heat of the wet season was hard work, so when… Read More

Tubing through caves in Vang Vieng, Laos

Cave Tubing in Vang Vieng, Laos

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What I thought was going to be only a quick one night stopover in Vang Vieng, Laos, turned into several days as I realised that there was so much more to this popular backpacker town than drunken tubing. The town itself is pretty much as expected - lots of backpackers, bars, guesthouses and laid back… Read More

Cycling to Poukham Cave in Vang Vieng, Laos

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Two kids laughed as they ran beside me as I cycled down a muddy dirt road. All around me were bright green rice fields with tall limestone karsts rising up above them, and white fluffy clouds drifting over in the sky. I was in the countryside surrounding the popular backpacker town of Vang Vieng in… Read More

View of the Nam Song River in Vang Vieng, laos

Vang Vieng isn’t just for drunken tubers

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I had heard the stories about Vang Vieng, I had read about people's bad experiences and the general accusation that if there was one place that you should avoid in Laos, it's Vang Vieng. I had already decided that it was a place that I wouldn't like, that although natually beautiful, all Vang Vieng was… Read More

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