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Top Choice Irish Pub in Vang Vieng

Gary's Irish Bar

Still the best bar in town thanks to its friendly, unpretentious atmosphere, indie tunes, free pool and great grub like home-made pies, burgers and Lao fare (mains 40,000K to 60,000K). When there's live rugby or foo…
Top Choice Asian in Vang Vieng

Living Room

Classy custard-coloured cafe with unbroken views of the cliffs from its hilltop eyrie, and a romantic place to eat with its low-lit and exposed-brick and bamboo interior. Gazpacho, home-made bread, NZ lamb, spicy be…
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 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 pizzas, a wide selection of pasta, gnocchi and risotto dishes, plus…
Bakery in Vang Vieng

Luang Prabang Bakery

A welcomingly cool spot to catch up on your emails over an iced coffee. The pastries are anaemic affairs but the sandwiches are pretty tasty.
Cave in Vang Vieng

Tham Jang

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 century (jąng means ‘steadfast’). Stairs lead up to the main …
Cave in Vang Vieng

Tham Loup

Tham Loup is a large and delightfully untouched cavern with some impressive stalactites. The combined entry fee covers all the caves in the Tham Sang area.The entrances to the cave are reached from Tham Sang via a s…
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 …
Cave in Vang Vieng

Tham Sang

Tham Sang is a small cavern containing a few Buddha images and a Buddha ‘footprint’, plus the (vaguely) elephant-shaped stalactite that gives the cave its name. It’s best visited in the morning when light enters the…