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Gallery: Vang Vieng, Laos

I arrived in Vang Vieng at sunset and, after dropping off my bags at my accommodation, I went straight to the river to watch the sun disappear behind the hills. I was blown away by the beauty of the place. Vang Vieng has a reputation for “tubing” – riding down the river on inflatable tubes and stopping at bars along the way – but there is so much more to it than this.

The town itself is pretty basic with bars, restaurants and the usual touristy gift shops. But the landscape around the river is absolutely gorgeous and I would highly recommend that you take some time to explore it. I took part in a much more calm version of tubing, where I explored caves by tube (no alcohol involved!). I also trekked through the countryside to a small cave temple and kayaked down the Nam Song River, which was so beautiful.

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I arrived in Vang Vieng at sunset and headed straight to the river

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Crossing a bridge on the way to cave tubing
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The view from the bridge
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The view from the bridge
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You can just about see a line of people on tubes. They’re puling themselves along the water using a rope and they’re about to head into the caves.
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Trekking through the countryside
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The “elephant cave”. Can you see the elephant?
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The “elephant cave”. Can you see the elephant?
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Kayaking down the Nam Song river, surrounded by beautiful hills
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Very rickety-looking bridge! We saw local kids walking along this bridge.

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On the road from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang we stopped at this incredible viewpoint
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The landscape in Laos is really amazing.
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I had to include this picture! It’s got to be one of the best views from a toilet in the world? There is no glass either, it’s completely open to the elements!

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