Laotian Tourism Sell Itself Down The River

Vang ViengTourism trend spotters need do nothing else than follow the travels of backpackers and surfers through Southeast Asia to pick the next mainstream hot spot, if that is not a contradiction in terms. Bali and Thailand are probably the two best examples. Now it’s Laos and a river town called Vang Vieng, a backpacker party magnet with a dark side. Find out more in this excellent story by Abigail Haworth.

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