Laos becomes an adventure center
Khone Phapheng in southern Laos is the largest waterfall in Southeast Asia. It is 70 feet high and the confluence of six miles of rapids.(John Henderson / John Henderson)
Kayaking on the Nam Song River has become a major attraction in Vangviang.(John Henderson )
Hikers tackle the steep, relentless hills of northern Laos as they near Chakhampa village, about 10 miles from the Chinese border.(John Henderson )
A cave in Vangviang in Laos.(Nicholas Reuss / Getty Images/Lonely Planet Image )
Two tourists admire the sunset from a bamboo suspension bridge over the Nam Song River in Vangviang, Laos.(Philippe Marion / Getty Images)
Water buffalo with karst mountains in the background in Vangviang, Laos.(Miha Pavlin / Getty Images)
A woman walks in a rice field near karst mountains in the Vangviang area, Laos.(Margie Politzer / Getty Images/Lonely Planet Image)
Ziplining in Bokeo Nature Reserve in Laos.
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View from hot air balloon ride above Vangviang, Laos.
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A misty morning in Vangviang, Laos.(zxvisual / Getty Images/iStockphoto)
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