The surroundings of Vang Vieng - caves and pseudo-lagoon

As I wrote in the article about Vang vieng, around the city is full of beauty, which meansIt is not necessary to visit thousands of caves around the city. It is enough just to go beyond its outskirts and go eyes looking, enjoying the views, rocks and nature. We basically did just that.

Partially it happened because they didn’t immediately find a normal one. Vang Vieng mapand partly because I don’t really like going underground.

Surroundings Vang Vieng

Surroundings Vang Vieng

Travel information can be found here. Vang Vieng - guesthouses, what to see, how to get, bus schedule.

Surroundings Vang Vieng

Surroundings Vang Vieng

Surroundings Vang Vieng

Surroundings Vang Vieng

Rock painting

Rock paintings of ancient people

Local collect rapanov

Local collect rapanov

Sometimes around the river here such thickets

Sometimes around the river here such thickets

On the way met water buffaloes

On the way met water buffaloes

The boy probably pulls more than his weight

The boy probably pulls more than his weight

By the way, if you go for a walk, try to avoid the main dirt roads on your route. Dust from rushing past bikes and cars so much that only a spacesuit can save.

Very dusty road

Very dusty road

Taxi to the caves

Taxi to the caves

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Mountain trekking

One day of our walks went on to goon one of the roads leading somewhere upstairs, and see how it ends. Type mountain trekking (hiking in the mountains). Until the last moment we were hoping for a waterfall or something else at the end. However, the gods sent us only a few mountain views and an excavator.

Dumb question, what for you go on this road?

Dumb question, what for you go on this road?

On the way to the unknown

On the way to the unknown

Mountain views

Mountain views

As a reward excavator

As a reward excavator

Tham Chang Cave Cave (Tham Jang Cave)

Although I am a speleologistwary, I liked the cave Tham Chang Cave (Tham Jang Cave). Probably the fact that it is lit, paved tracks. And also due to the fact that next to it is a lagoon with blue water and a small cave, into which you can swim. A long staircase leads to the cave entrance, and from above you can see the whole of Vang Vieng. The cost of visiting 15.000 kip (60r).

By the way, if you were in Abkhazia in Novy Afon Cave, the Tham Chang Cave is like her, only on a smaller scale.

Tham chang cave

Tham chang cave

Tham chang cave

Tham chang cave

Tham chang cave

Tham chang cave

Trying to portray our LT logo

Trying to portray our LT logo

View from the gazebo in the cave of Tham Chang Cave

View from the gazebo in the cave of Tham Chang Cave

Next to Tham Chang Cave

Next to Tham Chang Cave

Lagoon near Tham Chang Cave

Lagoon near Tham Chang Cave

Lagoon near Tham Chang Cave

Lagoon near Tham Chang Cave

River flowing out of the lagoon

River flowing out of the lagoon

Near Tham Chang Cave there are mini caves

Near Tham Chang Cave there are mini caves

Tham Chang Cave Cave

Tham Chang Cave Cave

Pseudo Blue Lagoon and Pseudo Cave Poukham Cave

Yes Yes. It is pseudo. And all because Lao people are poor people, and they need money to somehow earn something. So, there is the popular place Blue Lagoon (Blue Lagoon), and right next to it is the cave Poukham Cave, and many people go there first. How to lure a stream of people to yourself? It's very simple, you just need to put a pointer with an inscription Blue Lagoon on one of the turns, and some of your tourists. Of course, we bought too.

At the site, we were surprised. Is this puddle the Blue Lagoon? And this is the same cave, which is so praised? So beware. Good card to help you.

Pseudo blue lagoon

Pseudo blue lagoon

Next to the pseudo Blue Lagoon

Next to the pseudo Blue Lagoon

Next to the pseudo Blue Lagoon

Next to the pseudo Blue Lagoon

Everything else turned out that we forgot ourflashlight at home. We had only a glowing phone with us, but a camera flash. True, they did not help us much, so we did not go deep into the cave and retreated. Plus, mooing Lao children stuck to us, apparently offering to take us with a torch through a cave for a day out. But we did not dare, because they did not understand not in their own language, nor in English because of problems with mental development. In general, this is normal, so to exploit children, especially with problems ?!

Inside the cave

Inside the cave

Sometimes very narrow

Sometimes very narrow

Inside the cave

Inside the cave

Save and finish your story. Later we tried natural climbing (oh, I want more!) and kayaking to Vientiane.

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