Must-see attractions in Vang Vieng

  • Tham Nam

    Vang Vieng

    Tham Nam is the highlight of the cluster of caves north of Vang Vieng. The cave is about 500m long and a tributary of the Nam Song flows out of its low…

  • Inside Tham Jang cave near Vang Vieng.

    Tham Jang

    Vang Vieng

    The most famous of the caves around Vang Vieng, Tham Jang was used as a bunker to defend against marauding jęen hór (Yunnanese Chinese) in the early 19th…

  • Tham Hoi

    Vang Vieng

    Located around 13km north of Vang Vieng, the entrance to Tham Hoi is guarded by a large Buddha figure; reportedly the cave continues about 3km into the…

  • Tham Loup

    Vang Vieng

    Tham Loup, located a few kilometres north of Vang Vieng, is a large and delightfully untouched cavern with some impressive stalactites.

  • Tham Phu Kham cave, with the Thai bronze reclining Buddha in the distance, Vang Vieng

    Tham Phu Kham & Blue Lagoon

    Vang Vieng

    Located west of Vang Vieng, the vast Tham Phu Kham is considered sacred by Lao. The main cave chamber contains a Thai bronze ­reclining Buddha, and from…

  • Elephant-shaped stalagmite, Tham Sang.

    Tham Sang

    Vang Vieng

    Tham Sang, located a few kilometres north of Vang Vieng, is a small cavern containing Buddha images and a Buddha footprint, plus the (vaguely) elephant…

  • Wat Si Vieng Song

    Vang Vieng

    Located at the northern end of town, Wat Si Vieng Song is an active Buddhist temple.

  • Wat Si Suman

    Vang Vieng

    One of a handful of Buddhist temples in Vang Vieng.

  • Wat Kang

    Vang Vieng

    A Buddhist temple in Vang Vieng.