Located in Vang Vieng, Blue Lagoon is famous for a perfect way to cool off in the Laos heat. This following text will be a helpful guide for you in case of having a visit to Blue Lagoon.
What to do and see
Blue Lagoon is situated near the village of Ban Na Thong, at the end of Tham Poukham road around 7km from west of Vang Vieng town, Laos. It is a combination of some small mountain streams. Visitors will step a couple of wooden ladders to entry to the water. This turquoise blue spot is filled with a variety of schools of tiny fish. However, they will not distract you at all.
At the stunning clean lagoon, there are a large number of exciting activities for tourists such as swimming in the cold water, climb and jump directly into the water from one of trees. If travellers want to experience smooth something, you can relax on the rope swings strung underneath the branches, have a seat under the shades of the trees or lounge on the grass. Furthermore, there is a volleyball ground for fans of sports. On the way to the Blue Lagoon are a few minor roads to some caves and other lagoons including a fake Blue Lagoon. The fake Blue Lagoon is in a creek with a swing rope and several pavilions to have a break. Vendors provide life jackets and tubes for tourists. They also serve a big plastic slide and wood huts to enjoy beer and food.
Another site at the Blue Lagoon travellers should discover is Tham Phu Kham. It is also called Cave of the Golden Crab because many stalactites and stalgmites here look like golden crabs. Through rock stairs at a narrow entrance, you will come into the first chamber and see a bronze reclining Buddha statue which is lit by rays of sunlight through a hole from ceiling. Along the way of the cave, there are handrails which help tourists keep their balance and overcome the steeper points.
How to get there
It takes about 25 minutes to go to Blue Lagoon by tuk tuk. In addition, travellers can get there by renting a bicycle or a motorbike for the day. By these ways, visitors can take a sightseeing peaceful villages, green field, limestone mountains and herds of cattle walking along the road. Rental shops may require you to leave a deposit or your passport. Another convenient is that the majority of rental shops will provide a map for you to use. On the road to the lagoon, you will have to pay a toll to cross the sole bridge through the Nam Song River in the town of Vang Vieng.