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Message started by Admin Saovaluck on 11th Feb, 2017 at 4:33am

Title: Nam Suang river near Vientiane
Post by Admin Saovaluck on 11th Feb, 2017 at 4:33am
The "Nam Suang" river is about an hour's drive in good weather conditions from Vientiane, and it is located near a town called "Ban Sivilay."

It's the same road when travelling up north to Vang Vieng and Luang Prabang, except "Nam Suang" hasn't reach that far and is still within Vientiane province.

The water level can be high or low, depending on the season. Below are photos taken during the dry season so the water is nice and shallow.

The locals and tourists like to come here for a swim, or to chill out with friends and family with a few drinks in small huts built near the river for people to enjoy the scenery.

They don't sell any food, only snacks and barbecue entrees such as chicken feet, so it's recommended to eat your breakfast or lunch elsewhere before arriving, or you can bring your own picnic style foods.




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Title: Re: Nam Suang river near Vientiane
Post by Mak Nad on 11th Feb, 2017 at 7:31am
Did you take these photos yourself Admin, or did someone on your team take them?

Title: Re: Nam Suang river near Vientiane
Post by Admin Saovaluck on 11th Feb, 2017 at 9:12am
Someone else took them.






Title: Re: Nam Suang river near Vientiane
Post by ba dac on 11th Feb, 2017 at 11:13am
very pretty pic the last one was icing on the cake

Title: Re: Nam Suang river near Vientiane
Post by mitch on 11th Feb, 2017 at 11:28am
Don't change, Saovaluck

Title: Re: Nam Suang river near Vientiane
Post by Satan on 12th Feb, 2017 at 7:54am
Oh man that's a mighty big camera.... :laugh3.

The river appears to be dammed up to create a lake or reservoir. Hey is that the reservoir for Vientainites to get water source from? The image before the image of a young lady with the mighty big camera looks like a lithic sandstone weathered and smoothed out by this river.

Title: Re: Nam Suang river near Vientiane
Post by Admin Saovaluck on 12th Feb, 2017 at 11:16am
Vientianians get their water more closer to home from the Mekong River.

I'm not familiar with this area but the water looks very clean and I would assume it goes to the surrounding towns.

Title: Re: Nam Suang river near Vientiane
Post by Satan on 12th Feb, 2017 at 12:02pm
Vientianites sound better than Vientianians in my opinion.

Owner of those wooden boats is very clever to submerge them in the water so they do not move around as much or float away by forces of the wind.


Title: Re: Nam Suang river near Vientiane
Post by Admin Saovaluck on 12th Feb, 2017 at 12:21pm
The boats are chained to a log so they wouldn't be going anywhere.

I don't think they meant to sink their boats. The water from the river entered the boats by the wind, or rain filled the boats and down they go.

Title: Re: Nam Suang river near Vientiane
Post by Satan on 12th Feb, 2017 at 12:49pm
Ok it makes more sense now why some of those boats are submerged and I didn't realize that thse boats are chained up. However the owner is too clumsy to not have those boats float because those water filled boats will rot much faster now.

Title: Re: Nam Suang river near Vientiane
Post by Admin Saovaluck on 12th Feb, 2017 at 1:27pm
Yes, I'm not sure what the story is behind that because you would think the owner would make an attempt to get them back up afloat again, rather than leaving them to rot in the water.

Maybe the boats have been abandoned for months or years, and there's no plans to use them again. Some pieces of junk to add to a beautiful river nature.

Title: Re: Nam Suang river near Vientiane
Post by Satan on 13th Feb, 2017 at 8:34am
It appears this river will eventually become a wider lake for additional water resources and fishing and tourism. There are two tributaries from the north and northeast to allow water from the mountains to replenish the lake. Crystal clear during the dry season and probably moderately murky during the wet season. People fish there?
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Title: Re: Nam Suang river near Vientiane
Post by Admin Saovaluck on 13th Feb, 2017 at 9:39am
You're talking about another river in your photo attachment.

"Nam Suang" and "Nam Song" are two different rivers, notice the spelling?

Yes, people fish in every river in Laos.

Title: Re: Nam Suang river near Vientiane
Post by Satan on 13th Feb, 2017 at 10:24am
Hey now fair. Your post title is wrong. ;D Nam Suang is a lake and not a river.
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Title: Re: Nam Suang river near Vientiane
Post by Admin Saovaluck on 13th Feb, 2017 at 10:59am
Like I said in my earlier posting, my knowledge with this area is limited but it's still a body of water regardless if it is a lake or a river.

The most important thing is I know it is "Nam Suang" which is the accurate information provided.

Title: Re: Nam Suang river near Vientiane
Post by Satan on 13th Feb, 2017 at 11:23am
Why are lakes and reservoirs in Laos shaped like a gun? :o

Title: Re: Nam Suang river near Vientiane
Post by Satan on 14th Feb, 2017 at 9:20am
Well this Nam Gum Lake is like a happy mermaid or an alien looking lake.
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Title: Re: Nam Suang river near Vientiane
Post by Satan on 15th Feb, 2017 at 10:31am
Is skinny dipping allowed?

Title: Re: Nam Suang river near Vientiane
Post by Mak Nad on 15th Feb, 2017 at 10:57am
I'm gonna go with no, since this is Laos..

Title: Re: Nam Suang river near Vientiane
Post by Satan on 16th Feb, 2017 at 11:34am
To cool off from hot and humid day....skinny dipping is a must during night time.

Title: Re: Nam Suang river near Vientiane
Post by Satan on 17th Feb, 2017 at 7:01am
This would be a cool place to do it at night.....
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Title: Re: Nam Suang river near Vientiane
Post by Satan on 28th Feb, 2017 at 6:30am
To cool down wearing a speedo and not full blown buck naked and nothing on.... :laugh3

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