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Top Choice International in Vang Vieng

Restaurant du Crabe d'Or

Set on the tasteful grounds of the Riverside Boutique Resort, this fine restaurant exudes high-end decor with a Lao flavour, and affords amazing views of the cliffs. The menu will please most palates with grilled sa…
Top Choice Irish Pub in Vang Vieng

Gary's Irish Bar

Still one of the best bars in town thanks to its friendly, unpretentious atmosphere, indie tunes, free pool and cheap grub like homemade pies, burgers and Lao fare (mains 20,000K to 30,000K). When there's live rugby…
Top Choice Bar in Vang Vieng

Earth

Made from driftwood and clay, this artsy hillside bar-restaurant pipes out fine tunes to match the ambience with live music nightly from 7pm. Check out the sumptuous view of the cliffs from the lamp-lit garden, betw…
Top Choice Italian in Vang Vieng

Il Tavolo

The most authentic Italian restaurant in town, 'The Table' is run by a father-and-son team. The menu includes 19 varieties of oven-baked Neapolitan pizza and a wide selection of pasta, gnocchi and risotto dishes, pl…
Cave in Vang Vieng

Tham Nam

Tham Nam is the highlight of the cluster of caves near Vang Vieng. The cave is about 500m long and a tributary of the Nam Song flows out of its low entrance. It's about 400m south of Tham Hoi, along a well-used path…
Cave in Vang Vieng

Tham Phu Kham

The vast Tham Phu Kham is considered sacred by Lao and is popular largely due to the lagoon in the cave. The beautiful green-blue waters are perfect for a dip after the stiff climb. The main cave chamber contains a …
Thai in Vang Vieng

Viman Vang Vieng

Boasts an unlikely combo of Thai and German food, with schnitzel and bratwurst alongside curry and pad thai on the colourful menu. The Thai chef-owner lived in Germany before relocating to Laos, and the walls of the…
Bar in Vang Vieng

Smile Beach Bar

With relaxing down-tempo music, perky palms, and a long stretch of serene riverside hammocks, this is easily the chillest bar along the Nam Song. It's also the ending point for rafting trips along the yellow route, …
Cave in Vang Vieng

Tham Hoi

The entrance to Tham Ho is guarded by a large Buddha figure; reportedly the cave continues about 3km into the limestone and an underground lake. The combined entry fee covers all the caves in the Tham Sang area.It's…
Pizza in Vang Vieng

Pizza Luka

Pizza Luka is based in a pretty wooden Lao house. Dine in the mint-green interior or alfresco in the garden where homemade pizza is baked in a wood-fired oven. Flavoured with sausage, goat cheese, bacon and many mor…