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Adrenalin rush on Nam Song river

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The stunning limestone mountains that tower over Vang Vieng are riddled with caves. Some are large, with spectacular formations, and some are small -- a tight squeeze to get through. Some are filled with water, and it's possible to swim or kayak through, and some have become sites of worship with Buddha images on display. The river is beautiful and the kayak guides are excellent. You get to go through some white-water, which is exhillarating, and there's a huge rock jump for the brave!

We all started out fine as we paddled along the river until we reached the first set of rapids.... Our guides assessed us and decided that we go through one kayak with a guide at a time. We went through first. There's always a chance of capsizing. Next set of rapids were a real adrenalin rush for our kids. Further down the Nam Song river it was more mellow and we could enjoy the view. The river is surrounded by striking karst rock formations.

Het plaatsje Vang Vieng ligt in een schitternde omgeving. Hoge, met bomen en struiken begroeide karstbergen rijzen in grillige vormen op uit het landschap. Vang Vieng is de laatste jaren door de backpack toeristen ontdekt en populair iets dat naast zijn schitterende ligging in een karstgebergte met diepe grotten ook te danken is aan de nabijgelegen dorpjes van etnische minderheden, en het kajakken en het ronddobberen op een binnenband van een vrachtwagen op de Nam Song rivier, een zij-rivier van de Mekong.

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  1. luzzzelmann 78 months ago | reply

    What a tour !
    Especially for the kids !!
    Great shots & views here maatje !!

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  2. Mieke Vos Photographics 78 months ago | reply

    He ...zucht...
    wou dat ik daar zat en niet hier.... !!!
    :)

  3. Chameleon2006 [deleted] 78 months ago | reply

    Door dat stukje blad nog op de voorgrond heb je een mooie drie D gevoel weten te scheppen, schitterend, Ben!

  4. Dani℮l 78 months ago | reply

    En nog één, ik moet hier toch nog eens heen maar dan in het regenseizoen, nog mooier dan....

  5. soleá 78 months ago | reply

    mooie lucht! mooie tonen..

  6. Hawaiian beach 78 months ago | reply

    When I first saw this, I thought it was here: Hawaiian Fish Ponds

  7. Lopamudra! 78 months ago | reply

    What a great scene, Ben !
    Looks like the stormy evening of Noah !!

  8. Sash´s Kitchen-Studio Photography 78 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called °GoLDeN aRT°(+25Faves°invite only°comment and fave on 2), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    ahhh yes

    how could I forgot
    ,.-)))

    merci für de schnelle antwort

    GRTZ
    SaSH

  9. tozofoto 78 months ago | reply

    Perfect!
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  10. leo li 78 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Top Travel, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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  12. André Pipa 77 months ago | reply

    So many great photos in your stream, mate! Bravo!

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  13. globalrain 77 months ago | reply

    Your photo as seen in
    Kaleidoscopic Vision
    is definitely from the top of
    the pyramid.
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  14. marcellucray 77 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called worldlightning, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    ..wow..wat een landschap.......

  15. Dottoresso 75 months ago | reply

    Great shot. Wonderful panorama

  16. nick phousiri 42 months ago | reply

    So beautiful... thanks for sharing

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