Kitschy love fest
Published/Last edited or updated: 24th December, 2020
If you are a romantic and have visions of strolling hand in hand with your beloved, then the Valley of Love is the place.
For foreigners, the forest fringed lake will be the highlight and you can hire a swan paddleboat to explore the length of it. The surrounding grounds and gardens are sprawling so it is possible to find quiet spots to yourself.
The hill leading down to the lake is full of kitsch and you’ll see newlyweds taking photos of each other next to statues of couple embracing, giant hearts, birds and butterflies. Only the deepest cynic could resist having a giggle. And nothing says “LOVE” more than paintball, zip lining, a scenic jeep tour and a souvenir shop.
The Valley of Love is five kilometres northeast ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 100 words.)
Cindy Fan is a Canadian writer/photographer and author of So Many Miles, a website that chronicles the love of adventure, food and culture. After falling in love with sticky rice and Mekong sunsets, in 2011 she uprooted her life in Toronto to live la vida Laos. She’s travelled to over 40 countries and harbours a deep affection for Africa and Southeast Asia. In between jaunts around the world, she calls Laos and Vietnam home where you’ll find her traipsing through rice paddies, standing beside broken-down buses and in villages laughing with the locals.
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