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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....More
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...More
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...More
Nam Ngeum Dam is just a fantastic day out on a slow boat chugging around the islands. You can organize all you food and drinks before you get on the boat and then just kick back and relax.....take a swim....check out some of the local...More
The Nam Ngum Reservoir is formed by the damming of the Nam Ngum River, a major tributary of the Mekong in Laos. The reservoir has an area of about 300 square kilometers and is located some 90 km north of Vientiane, near Thalat, along the...More
We arranged for a day trip with our driver cum guide before arrival at Vientiane. He is knowledgeable and speaks good English.
First we visited Buddha Park followed by the salt factory. We have lunch at the very scenic Nam Ngum reservoir on the other...More
Cost is about $100 for a full day to hire a private, covered boat. You can stock up on beer and food at the dock (it's setup to facilitate this). Lots of lunch options on the little islands if you don't mind eating Lao style.
Really breath taking view of the reservoir... had the opportunity to go into the hydroelectric power plant to learn more about the production of electricity... and it was indeed an eye opener! There is a restaurant nearby that serves you food on a boat while...More