Namsong Bridge, Vang Vieng

The Namsong Bridge is a toll bridge in the centre of Van Vieng town which connects the eastern side of the Namsong River where Vang Vieng town is located with the western side where most of the main tourist attractions around Vang Vieng are located.

Namsong Bridge in Vang Vieng

Namsong Bridge in Vang Vieng

The Namsong Bridge is one of three bridges over the Namsong River in Vang Vieng. What sets the Namsong Bridge apart from the other two bridges, one of which is seasonal and closes in the rainy season, is that the Namsong Bridge is the only bridge over the river in Vang Vieng which you can drive a car or motorcycle over, or easily pedal a bicycle over.


About the Namsong Bridge


The Namsong Bridge is open all hours and the following fees are payable to use the bridge (for the return journey):

  • Pedestrians: 4,000 Lao Kip
  • Cyclists: 6,000 Lao Kip
  • Motorbikes: 10,000 Lao Kip
  • Buggy: 15,000 Lao Kip
Motorbike and cyclist on the Namsong Bridge

Motorbike and cyclist on the Namsong Bridge

If you are planning to visit the Tham Chang Cave then we recommend that you use the bridge to the south in the Vangvieng Resort which costs 5,000 Lao Kip to cross over but its a much easier to walk from that bridge to the Tham Chang Cave than it is from the Namsong Bridge.

Car on the Namsong Bridge

Car on the Namsong Bridge

You need to cross over the Namsong Bridge to travel to the following places as they are some distance from Vang Vieng and you need a vehicle to get you there:

  • Blue Lagoon 1 (Tham Poukham)
  • Blue Lagoon 2
  • Blue Lagoon 3
  • Blue Lagoon 4
  • Blue Lagoon 5
  • Pha Ngern View Point
  • Silver Cliff Viewpoint One
  • Tham Pha Phueng
  • Khan Kham Cave
  • Nam Xay viewpoint
  • Nang Oua Khiam Cave
  • Phapoungkham cave

Location of the Namsong Bridge


The Namsong Bridge is 750 metres walking distance from Vang Vieng Southern Bus Terminal.

Next read about the Troung Tien Bridge