Let yourself be one in nature with a relaxing trip to Nam Ngum Dam. Take a boat trip in one of the largest man-made lakes in South-East Asia, visit local villages and the ruins of an 8th to 11th century Mon-Khmer site.
Located 80km to the north of Vientiane, Ngam Ngum Dam is wrapped by a green valley and picturesque watery landscape. It was built to harness hydroelectronic power for Laos and its Indochina neighbours. Along the way, you can visit Vang Xang, an archaeological site. as well as Ban Keun, a traditional salt abstraction site.
Approximately: 3.5 hours transfer, 1 hour boat, 2 hours sightseeing
Vientiane> Vang Xang > Nam Ngung > Ban Keun > Dong Mark Khai Market > Vientiane
Starts at 8am Ends at 5pm We leave Vientiane on the road No 13 for an excursion by car or minivan to the Nam Ngum Reservoir, 100 Km from Vientiane. On the way, you stop at the Hmong village to visit the Market and meet the people. Next, you visit the Archaeological Site of Vang Xang which was built during the Hmong-Khmer Empire between the 8th and 11th century. We arrive at Nam Ngum Reservoir at lunch time. Our lunch will be served at the boat restaurant on the lake. After lunch, we embark for a boat ride to visit fishing villages in the islands. On the way back to Vientiane on the road No 10, a traditional salt abstraction site at Ban Keun and continue to Dong Mark Khai Market where local people gather to sale wild animals and large selection of insects. We return Vientiane in the late afternoon.
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