Vang Vieng

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    Top Descriptions

    Vang Vieng has more than a whiff or recent legend to it and some backpackers in are still very much chasing that dragon. While some might come purely to explore the myriad caves, pools and viewpoints of the impressive limestone-karst surroundings, most classic travellers have no doubt heard of the hedonism that’s been on offer here since the turn of the millennium. And that hasn’t changed much, regardless of the 2012 crackdown. Bars flying reggae colours still serve up a healthy menu to the right customer and late-night parties are still fairly easy to find. But the pace of things and the breed of traveller that visit the region are undoubtedly now somewhat different. Ever since Korean TV focussed its sights on Vang Vieng a few years back, South Koreans have been flooding into the town in ever increasing amounts. Their impact is obvious not only in the food now on offer and the signage that litters the town, but also in the increased congestion and joviality at famous sight such as the . One thing’s for sure, for the most part it’s a more wholesome crowd that now enjoys the many splendours of scruffy Vang Vieng.
     
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    Top Tips

    There’s little point in heading to the if you’re departing the town. Most hotels and tour agencies can book you a seat on the more falang-oriented buses that depart there and circle Vang Vieng for a LAK10,000 markup.
    To really make the most of your time here you’ll need to get out into the countryside. and do the . , and the can be easily walked to from anywhere in the town, and you can even walk to the in about an hour and a half.
    It’s not unheard of for there to be a late-night bribe-driven police presence here, so do be cautious.
    If you’ve never sampled good Korean food (most Korean restaurants in the west don’t let you cook for yourself), give a try.
     
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    The Location

      What should we know?

      Name in local script:ວັງວຽງ
      Also known as:Vang Viang
       
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      Environment type:cave, hill, jungle, karst, limestone, river, mountain
      Location type:rural, town, village
       
      Religion type:Buddhism

      What can we see or do there?

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      How much will it cost us?

      Currency:Laotian Kip (LAK)
      Average daily budget:LAK230,000

      When should we go there, and for how long?

      Average time taken:7 nights
      High season:November to March
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        How can we get in contact?

        Language(s):English, Korean, Lao
        Timezone:UTC+07:00
        Country calling code:856

        How can we get there?

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          What are the numbers and averages?

          Number of attractions visited:10
           
          Travel time to attractions:35 minutes
          Travel time to next location:5 hours
           
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          Altitude:239m

          Local Availability

            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            Beer (multinational)500mlLAK11,000
            Beer (national)500mlLAK11,000
            Fizzy drink1 litreLAK10,000
            Fruit juice1 litreLAK20,000
            Gin (multinational)1 litre
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            Gin (national)1 litre
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            Milk1 litreLAK15,000
            Oil1 litreLAK16,000
            Rum (multinational)1 litreLAK100,000
            Rum (national)1 litre
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            Vodka (multinational)1 litreLAK100,000
            Vodka (national)1 litreLAK20,000
            Water1 litreLAK5,000
            Whisky (multinational)1 litreLAK145,000
            Whisky (national)1 litreLAK10,000
            Wine1 bottleLAK80,000
            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            Almonds100g
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            Apples1kg
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            Bananas1kg
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            Bell pepper1kg
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            Bread1 loaf
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            Carrots1kg
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            Chillies1kg
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            Chocolate (multinational)1 barLAK9,000
            Chocolate (national)1 barLAK2,000
            Coconut milk1 canLAK8,000
            Cucumber1kg
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            Eggs1 dozen
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            Garlic1kg
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            Ginger1kg
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            Honey1 jar
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            Ice cream1 unitLAK10,000
            Jam1 jarLAK15,000
            Onions1kg
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            Oranges1kg
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            Pasta1kgLAK36,000
            Peanut butter1 jarLAK35,000
            Peanuts100gLAK2,500
            Potatoes1kg
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            Raisins100g
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            Rice1kgLAK14,000
            Sandwich1 unit
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            Tomatoes1kg
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            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            Antifungal shampoo1 bottle
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            Conditioner1 bottleLAK35,000
            Condoms1 packLAK12,000
            Deodorant1 canLAK33,000
            Floss1 pack
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            Hand sanitizer1 bottleLAK20,000
            Laundry soap1 bar
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            Razors1 packLAK25,000
            Sanitary towels1 packLAK5,000
            Shampoo1 bottleLAK20,000
            Soap1 barLAK5,000
            Tampons1 boxLAK45,000
            Toilet roll1 unitLAK2,000
            Toothpaste1 tubeLAK5,000
            Washing powder1 boxLAK5,000
            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            Antiseptic cream1 tube
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            Bandages1 packLAK16,000
            Chapstick1 unitLAK6,000
            Contact lens solution1 bottleLAK50,000
            Headache tablets1 packLAK27,000
            Ibuprofen1 pack
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            Mosquito repellent1 bottleLAK19,000
            Nail clippers1 setLAK10,000
            Plasters1 packLAK2,000
            Sun cream1 bottleLAK55,000
            Sunglasses1 pair
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            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            Batteries4-packLAK8,000
            Chilli powder100g
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            Cigarettes (multinational)20-packLAK17,000
            Cigarettes (national)20-packLAK7,000
            Coriander100g
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            Cumin100g
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            Fuel1 litreLAK8,105
            Internet1 hourLAK20,000
            Lighter1 unitLAK2,000
            Matches1 packLAK1,000
            Paprika100g
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            Travel multiadapter1 unit
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            Travel plug1 unit
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            Turmeric100g
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            Stock1 pack
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            Local Cuisine

              DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
              Baked potato (meat)LAK29,000
              Baked potato (vegetarian)LAK26,000
              Bibimbap (비빔밥)LAK60,000
              BologneseLAK25,500
              Breakfast (continental)LAK25,000
              Breakfast (cooked)LAK37,000
              BruschettaLAK20,000
              BurgerLAK30,500
              Burger (cheese)LAK27,333
              Burrito (meat)LAK55,000
              Burrito (vegetarian)LAK45,000
              CarbonaraLAK25,500
              CerealLAK17,000
              Chilli con carneLAK40,000
              Coq au vinLAK31,000
              Curry (Southeast Asia – meat)LAK27,000
              Curry (Southeast Asia – vegetarian)LAK24,667
              Cutlet (beef/chicken)LAK28,500
              Dakdoritang (닭도리탕)LAK120,000
              Eggs (how you like)LAK15,333
              Fajitas (meat)LAK60,000
              Fajitas (vegeteble)LAK50,000
              French friesLAK18,000
              Fried (fish)LAK29,000
              Fried rice (meat)LAK19,667
              Fried rice (vegetable)LAK19,000
              Fruit saladLAK17,000
              Full English breakfastLAK49,000
              Gamchatang (감자탕)LAK100,000
              Garlic breadLAK9,500
              Grilled (chicken)LAK35,500
              Grilled (fish)LAK50,000
              GuacamoleLAK35,000
              DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
              KebabLAK29,000
              Khao poonLAK21,000
              Kimchi Jigae (김치 찌개)LAK40,000
              LaapLAK33,000
              Mashed potatoesLAK16,000
              NachosLAK45,000
              Noodle soup (meat)LAK16,000
              Noodle soup (vegetable)LAK15,333
              Noodles (meat)LAK21,333
              Noodles (vegetable)LAK17,667
              NutsLAK15,000
              OmeletteLAK17,333
              Pad ThaiLAK19,500
              Pancake (loaded)LAK19,000
              Pancake (simple)LAK15,500
              Pasta (meat)LAK27,000
              Pasta (vegetable)LAK22,000
              Pizza (loaded)LAK51,667
              Pizza (simple)LAK36,000
              Pork chopsLAK32,000
              Quesadilla (meat)LAK35,000
              Quesadilla (vegetables)LAK30,000
              DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
              SaladLAK24,500
              Salad (meat)LAK30,500
              Samgyeopsal (삼겹살)LAK60,000
              Samgyetang (삼계탕)LAK130,000
              Sandwich (basic)LAK11,333
              Sandwich (loaded)LAK17,000
              ShrimpLAK45,500
              Skewers (meat)LAK29,500
              Soup (vegetarian)LAK28,667
              Spring rollsLAK17,000
              SteakLAK54,333
              Stew (meat)LAK35,000
              Stir fry (meat)LAK27,667
              Stir fry (vegetable)LAK20,500
              Sweet and sour (meat)LAK27,000
              Sweet and sour (vegetarian)LAK25,000
              TacosLAK40,000
              Tom YumLAK46,500
              WrapsLAK47,000
              BeverageAverage CostRestaurant Availability
              Alcoholic mixed drinkLAK23,000
              Beer (multinational)LAK35,000
              Beer (national)LAK10,400
              BucketLAK40,000
              Cider (bottle)LAK35,000
              CocktailLAK20,250
              CoffeeLAK6,000
              Fruit juice (fresh)LAK9,000
              Gin (shot)LAK30,000
              Ginger teaLAK5,667
              Iced coffeeLAK9,000
              Iced teaLAK8,000
              MartiniLAK25,000
              MilkshakeLAK9,250
              Red BullLAK5,000
              Rum (shot)LAK22,500
              Soft drinkLAK7,200
              SojuLAK40,000
              TeaLAK4,500
              Tea (herbal)LAK5,000
              Tequila (shot)LAK20,000
              Tonic waterLAK7,500
              Water (2L)LAK9,100
              Whisky (shot)LAK9,750
              Wine (bottle)LAK150,000
              Wine (glass)LAK24,750

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