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

  •  RouteMode* Travel TimeAmount
    (Lao Kip)
      Vientiane to Vang ViengShared Van3.5 Hours80,000
      Vang Vieng to VientianeShared Van3.5 Hours50,000

    * Approximate

  •   3 nights in Chillao Guesthouse120,000
  •   Namsong Bridge4,000
  • 20,000 Kips each.

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