Blue Lagoon Vang Vieng is the most popular place to go for a swim and cool off in Vang Vieng. This spot draws plenty of tourists due to its blue colour and close proximity to town. You’ll also find other activities like rope swings into the blue water as well as zip-lining through the jungle above.
How to get to Blue Lagoon Vang Vieng
To get to Vang Vieng, we used 12Go to book a van from Luang Prabang. 12Go is a super cheap and reliable way to get around Laos and other popular Southeast Asian countries.
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The Blue Lagoon is located only 15 minutes from town. We decided to drive ourselves on our scooter which we rented for 50,000 Kip ($8AUD) per day. Another popular option which many people do is to get a tuk tuk from town which shouldn’t cost much for a return trip. If you decide to navigate yourself to Blue Lagoon, make sure you head to the right one. There are actually 3 blue lagoons which are all located in different spots. The Blue lagoon that we visited and which is closest to town is Blue lagoon 1. Blue lagoon 3 is the furthest away and the least touristy although we didn’t get a chance to visit for ourselves.
Where to stay
There are plenty of cheap accommodation options in the town of Vang Vieng. In the centre of town is where you will find the guesthouses and hostels, while the nicer resorts are slightly further away located along the rice fields. A popular and central hostel in town is the Real Vang Vieng Backpacker Hostel. If you’re looking for something more private, Molina Bungalows also offers cheap private rooms in the centre of town. If you have the budget, Vien Tara Villa is the perfect getaway in Vang Vieng as it overlooks the incredible rice fields. We definitely recommend checking this place out.
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Blue Lagoon Vang Vieng Entrance Fee
Entry costs 10,000 Kip ($1.60 AUD) per person.
What to expect
Blue Lagoon Vang Vieng is the perfect place to spend a fun filled afternoon relaxing in the refreshing water. If you get tired of sitting in the water there is also a small rope swing and platform to jump from. For the more adventurous, there is even zip-lining above through the jungle and trees. This Blue Lagoon is just one of the three that are nearby. If you have some time you should definitely head to them all.
If you plan on visiting Blue Lagoon, don’t expect a secluded paradise. The water isn’t the clearest blue and the pool is quite small. We visited during the wet season so the water was fairly green. It can also get very busy due to it being so close to the town, although that doesn’t mean you wont have a great time! There are plenty of chairs and huts for you to spend the day in with friends or family as well as restaurants so you can grab something to eat. If you’re after a more authentic experience, you’ll be better off heading to the other Blue Lagoons or the hidden Blue Pools.
Once you’re done at the Blue Lagoon, be sure to also head nearby to Tham Chang Cave for some cave exploring!