Venture to the peaceful setting of Vang Vieng. We will stop at the archaeological site at Vang Xang and local villages. In Vang Vieng, we go caving and explore the limestone karsts with their unique ecology.
We depart from Vientiane by following the Road 13 toward North. Our first stop will be made at the archaeological site of Vang Xang which dates from the Mon-Khmer period of the 8 - 11th century. En route, we will stop at Hmong village and arrive in Vang Vieng around lunch time. Our lunch will be served at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, we'll visit Tham Chang (Freezing Cave), the biggest cave in of Vang Vieng with very nice setting of the surrounding. Local people have a strong spiritual belief of the cave. There is time to take a rest in a quiet natural atmosphere outside the cave before returning to Vientiane by late afternoon.
Vientiane > Vang Xang > Tham Chang Cave > VientianeApproximately: 6 hours transfer, 1 hr sightseeing, 1 hr caving
Tham Chang CaveThis is the most famous cave in Vang Vieng. Its name means "unable to move”, as the water is so cold that your legs feel like freezing. Inside, there are beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. It is also believed to have been used as a bunker during the Chinese Haw invasion in the early 19th century and a house for inhabitants in a village in the civil war.
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