Kasy Resort in Laos adds hot springs to list of local tourist amenities

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Hot Spring Kasy Resort has opened recently to provide various relaxing options for visitors to Vientiane province as they travel northwards following a stay in Vangvieng, the land of adventure.

Owner Ms Viengratee Vongpisar said the resort had been open since 2015 and drew visitors from Laos, other parts of Asia, and Europe.

She said the resort had a refreshing natural atmosphere and tourists could sit around a hot spring amid verdant surrounds and soaring hills.

Guests staying at the resort can use the hot spring free of charge while outsiders can also take a dip for a payment of 10,000 kip. Rooms at the resort cost 80,000 kip and 100,000 kip. Ms Viengratee feels the resort offers a new dimension to the province’s tourist attractions and can help to grow the local tourism industry. Most people wanting to experience a hot spring go further north, but the Kasy Resort is just 75km from the town of Vangvieng. For more information, check out the Facebook page “Hot Spring Kasy Resort”. Vientiane province continues to attract a growing number of visitors each year as Vangvieng district becomes more and more well known among local and foreign tourists.  The district has many places of interest, mostly involving striking scenery, the Xong River, and various adventure activities.

The Nam Ngum reservoir is also to be found in Vientiane province and draws people to sample water-related activities such as boat trips and fishing.

Vientiane province’s Department of Planning and Investment is now seeking developers for the area around the reservoir. It is hoped that a park and more parking facilities will be built, where tourists can pass the time while they wait for a boat. A bus station and community market where visitors can buy a variety of goods are also planned, along with restaurants and resorts. Sompakeo village provides tourism services and home-stays to encourage visitors to take part in fishing activities, while a 3-star hotel is under construction, along with souvenir shops and housing.  

According to a 2016 report by the Tourism Development Department of the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, last year Vientiane province attracted more than 900,000 visitors from within Laos and other countries.

The province has about 20 hotels, 267 resorts and guesthouses, 271 restaurants, and 26 entertainment venues, according to official statistics.

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