Nam Ngum Dam
Nam Ngum Dam
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Travelfriend416
7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
We had a great time sailing on the Dam/Lake whilst eating lunch. Be sure to order lunch before you embark on the boat. Very relaxing and picturesque and we had fun singing karaoke songs.
Written 25 January 2020
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Draghignazzo
Mexico City, Mexico1,820 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
Excellent if it happens that you take a boat jst to enjoy the views. It is so relaxing. Food is not that great but no complains, order vegetarian and you will be safe
Written 8 January 2020
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Mary Mariana Spencer
United Kingdom485 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
We stopped by this place on our way to Vientiane! We hired a boat for just relaxing on this beautiful water body!
You can also see fish in big numbers near the docking area and mainly fish is very fresh from the water!
There is an Island where the boat stops on the way back they have baskets and craft made by some inmates, would be great if you supported this shop!

One hour to 30 minutes is recommendable for a boat cruise!
I recommend it if you are going to vang vieng or Vientiane! You need a driver or a good guide to go with you as the road towards the lake is very steep and curved with some times many buses and trucks best for a Lao driver to deive you there.

I highly recommend it!
Written 22 November 2019
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BangkokSachse
Bangkok, Thailand50,598 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
We (10) hired vans with guides to go from Nong Khai to Nam Ngum Dam. The trip from Laos to the Dam is about one hour and thirty minutes. We took the lunch cruise for about one hour. The views are amazing. The roads on the trip are decent.
Written 26 February 2019
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SEs
London, UK25,915 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
We stopped here on our way to vang vieng. A good place to have break and enjoy the beauty. You can feed the fish here they have a feeding tube, you can buy fish food here.
Written 7 December 2018
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LSeemore
Sueydongkorn, Cambodia65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Friends
This is definitely worth a visit. There boat ride isn't the cheapest thing to do in Laos but it's not too bad if you go with a group.
Written 21 April 2018
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Wendy A
Gammarth, Tunisia69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Friends
A rest from training and a great trip around the reservoir and then delicious picnic afterwards. If you are in the area well worth detouring here. Boats come with karaoke if that’s your thing otherwise you can pick up Beerlao and snacks on the pier. Lots of local fish restaurants.

Picnic area at the other side of the dam. Cute bamboo shacks. You can bring a picnic or order from restaurant.

No fishing allowed and you can buy fish food to feed the fish.
Written 8 November 2017
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Christine HM Cheng
123 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
My husband and I were deciding if we should take a day trip to visit Nam Ngum Dame. I'm glad we made the trip there. 2 hours drive from the city. Most of the road is single lane. We ordered our lunch and have it on the boat. Because not so many tourist, we have the whole boat ourselves. We paid 200k kip for an hour boat ride. On our way back, visited the salt factory. It's an eye opening. Also a brief stop at the casino but is a lousy place. Can give it a miss.
Written 28 May 2017
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Logan_CND
Canada131 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
Although not a sunny day for me, it was still nice to troll around the lake on a private boat with lunch and beers aboard. The cement structure is a sketchy climb but worth the trek to get a 360 view of the lake and dam. I enjoyed the trip, worth the time if you are staying longer than a day or 2 in the capital.
Written 28 March 2017
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ConstanceChr
Paris, France18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Friends
This place is really beautiful. We found a boat that brought us around the lake and we spent an afternoon on one of the small islands in the middle of the lake. The water was cristal clear!
Written 24 February 2017
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