A travelers’ hub in central Laos, this river town is popular as a party capital in the country. The main street is lined with guesthouses, restaurants and bar. Most backpackers come here to do water activities like tubing and kayaking as well as to enjoy the pub crawl gathering at nighttime.
Some of the places to visit include Karst Hill, Tham Phu Kham, Tham Non and Tham Jang caves.
I spent 254,000 LAO KIP about PHP 1,475 (USD 31.5 ) for transportation and accommodation.
Exchange rate at the time of travel (July 2016) was
1 USD = 47 PHP = 8,100 LAK
Route Mode * Travel Time Amount
Vientiane to Vang Vieng Shared Van 3.5 Hours 80,000 Vang Vieng to Vientiane Shared Van 3.5 Hours 50,000
3 nights in Chillao Guesthouse 120,000
Namsong Bridge 4,000
20,000 Kips each.