Location: Vang Vieng, LaosIt took us 7 hours to travel to Vang Vieng. It was a little worrying to know that this road was the main highway from Cambodia to China!!
The mist in the valley as we drove over the karst mountans from Luang Prabang
We had lunch at Phoukoune where the local market was fascinating. There are few fridges so people buy fresh every day
The road becomes narrow and winds it's way through the karst mountains, Laos answer to China's Guilin
The people in these mountains are so poor as there is little land for crops...here there is space for a peanut crop.
The centre of Vang Vieng
We walked through the fields outside of the town to get to the Elephant caves and the Tham Chang caves once used as a hideout by the locals when the Chinese invaded.
There was no light in the caves at Tham loup
The panorama of the Nam Song river
The sundowner festival is held one evening per month...local people sing and dance and knock on doors to encourage the Buddha and his wife to come back to earth
The Nam Song river looking towards our hotel
The view of the karst nad the river from our hotel balcony
A photo of thebamboo bridge taken from the sunset cruise by long tail boat