On the highway between Luang Prabang and Vientiane lies Vang Vieng. The main feature of the region is its wonderful scenery of river and karst formation. Many outdoor activities are available once one gets there: from trekking to canoeing, kayaking, climbing, and going caving, there are a range of things to do. Vang Vieng used to be famous among backpackers for its decadent parties. But after many incidents happened, the Lao government decided to toughen the law and shut down many bars that run along the river. Nowadays, Vang Vieng draws more and more families, and tourists go there to enjoy the quietness of stunning scenery.