River Tubing in Vang Vieng, Laos is BANNED!

Last updated: August 20th, 2014 | 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.

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