river tubing in vang vieng (laos)


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River Tubing in Vang Vieng (Laos)

For a few dollars they give everyone a tube like that and you drift down a warm river, stopping at bars every few hundred yards for about 4 kilometers (2.­5 miles), upstream from the village of Vang Vieng.­ It takes several hours, depending on how how much you drink in each bar.­ The biggest attraction in the bars are giant swings, very high above the river water.­ Most people risk their lives jumping from those and it's quite a show.­ There are injuries and deaths every year, but it is really quite fun to jump from 5 to 8 meters (15 to 24 feet) high into the river water.­

Vang Vieng, Laos