Anyway, let's talk more about the fun stuff. I had already seen the most famous attractions of Vang Vieng such as tubing in the Water Cave, or jumping in the Blue Lagoon, that's why I wanted to explore the area a little beyond the basic touristic places.
My trip to Pha Tang following the main road was wonderful. The scenery just seemed to be even more beautiful after every turn. I made countless stops along the road, just to contemplate this scenery made of rice paddies with endless shades of tender green, with the typical hills and mountains in the background.
At some point of the trip, I started looking for a bit of relief from the heat, and found the perfect one! A little after the village of Pha Tang, there is a nice little place to relax in the cool and clean water of the river. After that, I treated myself to some well deserved sticky rice and chicken in the village.