Vang Vieng in northern Laos has long been a backpacker’s paradise. The sleepy farming and fishing village located on the Nam Song River, while undeniably beautiful with its karst limestone cliffs, caves and idyllic farmland, has always drawn the attention of partygoers. Associated problems were the loss of culture and a general lack of respect toward cultural sensitivities.
In recent years following the boom of ecotourism and the desire to find new ways to generate income, the region has adopted new and more culturally aware initiatives. Those seeking adventures such as caving, mountain biking, hiking, climbing or kayaking can so easily. The town has certainly become more peaceful with rebranding schemes helping to portray its new, more serene side to the wider community. Contact Destination Asia Laos to discover the range of eco-friendly programs available now in Vang Vieng.