Nestled on the banks of the Nam Song River surrounded by lush countryside is the delightful village of Vang Vieng. The local caves are the prize attraction as the laid back atmosphere iof the village itself. Opt take a bicycle ride through the rice paddie filled fields or go tubing along the river. Vang Vieng is located midway between midway Vientaine and Luang Prabang. En route you also may wish ot stop stop at the colourful market of Thalat, where local hill tribes come to trade and shop and also visit the archaeological site of Vang Xang that dates back to the 11th century.