Destinations nearby the capital

A recently opened organic farm and several destinations nearby Vientiane City, the capital of Laos. 

Small and entirely community-based (own initiative with little help from outside) conservation and nature tourism project. "Nong Nok" ('bird lake') is a creek that was converted into a small reservoir (60 hectares) through a dam in order to raise fish. This lake was quickly adopted by wetland birds (egrets, more than 800 individuals) and whistling ducks (1200 individuals) and others like Jacana etc. Water level varies with season. The villagers realized that the birds are fertilizing the pond thus stopped hunting and even actively protecting them.