Fly through Laos on new zip-line
VIENTIANE — Visitors to Laos will soon be able to speed through the hills of Vang Vieng at heights of up to 100 metres on a thrilling new zip-line ride.
The picturesque scenery of the towering Karst mountains in Vang Vieng, 154 km north of Vientiane in Laos. A private investor plans new, long tree-based zip-lines to attract tourists. (Bangkok Post photo)
The attraction will be made up of nine sections through hills at Tham Phu Kham, with the longest stretch 120 metres in length, according to a report in the Vientiane Times.
The attraction is being built by a private investor about four kilometres outside the city popular with backpackers for its river tubing and bars.
The paper says zip-lining is among the top adventure tourist activities in Vang Vieng with 12 lines already in place in Naduang village, but the new ones will be at a lower level and run from tree to tree.
Planners said visitors should stay at least two days and a night to take advantage of the new facilities. It remains unclear when the ride will be open to visitors.