The Elephant Crossing Hotel

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Ban Viengkeo, (PO Box 5512, Vientiane), Vang Vieng, Laos
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Average
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Poor
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  • Families72
  • Couples60
  • Solo76
  • Business0

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FOR THE LAOS EXPERTS:)

by mysticpaki

Where in Vangvieng and Vientine would you recommend for a 40 year old couple young at heart to celebrate Valentines Day with some dancing in a romantic place with a view in Vanvieng and Vientine??
Please also recommend new clean accomodation for 20 to 25 usd
Cheers

Re: FOR THE LAOS EXPERTS:)

by picek

Dancing in Vang Vieng happens mostly at the Song island, but it's something like bar zone. Young crowds like it ...well, take a look - if it doesn't suit you, you can always leave for other place. It isn't romantic area, though (it can be very loud, etc...). I suggest you just take a look around the town in evening, VV is small place and doesn't take a lot of walking to see what it has (unless you're staying a bit out of town, but even then there're tuk-tuks to drive you) for you. Well, as you'll see they don't differ much between themself in their offer, but hey, that's Vang Vieng!

Travel Tips for Vang Vieng

The best and the worst of tourism

by deeper_blue

Vang Vieng is a completely manufactured tourist resort in the heart of Laos. So you won't find many signs of authentic Lao life here, more like young enterprising English speaking guides selling trips and tuk tuk rides. Saying that you can have a great time on the river and in the town, with loads of tourist amenities, restaurants, internet cafes, riverside bars, trapezes and slides on the river with Lao beer flowing. Tourists come here in their droves all year round and usually enjoy their time, just avoid the bar with 24 hour episodes of Friends playing.

Bridge over the Nam song

by Maximilian21

Probabaly one of the best pieces of architecture in the region is the brige over the nam song,
I used to enjoy takes walks along the bridge and looking at the definitive brown colour of the river and wondering what lurks beneath.
The bridge must be taken should you want to go on caving expiditions on the other side of the river.

Swinging from the rafters

by deeper_blue

On the river there are lots of little bars, at some you can slide along ropes or even jump from trapezes into the water, just watch your entry and don't slam into someone swimming below, often people are pretty legless there so stay safe.

place to try Indian

by picek about Nisha restaurant

That's small Indian restaurant by the main - straight road in town, has large menu, good veggie dishes and cheap prices. Nisha has 3 restaurants in Laos, another two in LPB and Phonsavan. The LPB Nisha seems to be more popular and crowded than VV one, but food I tried here in VV Nisha was much tastier and had better, friendlier service; it also looked cleaner than what I saw in LPB. In general it's nice place to try Indian foods. Malai koftas here were my favourite I've eaten in Laos. But also other veggie foods are very nice.

Tubing

by Willettsworld

One of the most popular pastimes in Vang Vieng is to hire an enormous tyre inner tube, be driven a couple of kilometres upstream, and launched into the water. The river generally flows at a slow but steady pace in the dry season, and the idea is to relax and absorb the scenery as you float back to Vang Vieng.

This 'sport' can be practised in a number of places in Laos, but nowhere is the view as spectacular as here with karst limestone mountains lining the route. Caves are well sign-posted and it's easy to take a break from tubing and go exploring. A number of enterprising people have set up bamboo bars along the river's banks, where you can stop for a beer and further chill out, although this isn't condoned.

From around 9:00 to 13:00 is reasonable to go because the sun hides behind the mountains around 15:00 and it gets very cold on the river.

Rental price is 55,000 kip + 60,000 kip deposit which includes one way trip to the start if 4 of you go but if less than 4 then you have to pay extra depending on how many of you go.

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Address: Ban Viengkeo, (PO Box 5512, Vientiane), Vang Vieng, Laos