We went to the Living Land Farm on the recommendation of the hotel receptionist and had a most interesting time, learning about how sticky rice is planted and harvested. The staff could not have been more helpful (they even washed our feet after we planted rice seedlings in the rice paddy!) and the wonderously named Susan, the buffalo had us all clicking away with our cameras.
The surrounding area is simply beautiful and we felt we really came closer to Lao people and their rural life style.
Much recommende if you are templed out!