Vang Vieng

Town: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
Low season:
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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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The Directions

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The Directions

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The Directions

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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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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
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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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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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