This small Laotian town is located on the Song River and has two main claims to fame. Its jungle setting is spectacular. The surrounding area boasts gorgeous limestone cliffs, green paddy fields and pretty lagoons, including the Blue Lagoon. Above this lagoon, is the Golden Cave, which is where visitors will find a sleeping Golden Buddha. But Vang Vieng is probably best known for its crazy party scene. Although this town is tiny, backpackers from around the world have heard that this is the place to cut loose and get wild. In fact, visitors often outnumber locals by 15 to one. For these travelers, the main draw is tubing down the Song River and drinking, often heavily. Mountain biking and zip-lining are just two of the other popular activities in the area.