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River Tubing in Vang Vieng, Laos is BANNED!

January 27th, 2013 | Posted by Stefan in BEYOND THAILAND

Vang Vieng Laos River Tubing

Once the highlight of most backpacking trips through Laos, there is no River Tubing and River Partying in Vang Vieng anymore – the Lao government has stopped it. Effective already since November 2012, the tubing in the Nam Song River has been stopped.

In my opinion the decision is right: More than 20 deaths a year, drug issues, strange alcoholic drinks, injuries not just due to insane water slides – the Lao government took a step and stopped it all. If you haven’t visited Vang Vieng yet, don’t worry there is still lots of things to do, especially exploring Vang Vieng’s beautiful scenery and caves.

About Stefan


Stefan lives his dream by living, working and traveling in Thailand. He founded Thailand Redcat to share his experiences and advice to all aspects of life in Thailand. Stefan is also fluent in Thai both spoken and written and is author of the books Thai Beginner’s Course and Thai Love Course.

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