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Lying in the main land of South East Asia, Laos is the fascinating tourism destination which many travel lovers want to step their feet once in their life time. Laos is a mountainous country with the richest and most extensive and abundant ecosystem of the Indochina Region.
It is also a landlocked and undiscovered country in Southeast Asia that has been long isolated from the outside world. Travelers coming here are attracted not only by off-the-beaten-path places, striking landscapes but also by the diversity of laid-back ethnic lifestyles and traditions. So it’s no surprise as people call this country “the Jewel of the Mekong”.
As the country opens up, with the developed infrastructure and architecture, upgraded traffics, the exciting tourist attractions in Laos are getting more and more accessible and Laos has attracted a large number of tourists each year. The list of the must-see sights of Laos you can’t miss includes abundant natural beauty, timeless Buddhist temples and charming riverside towns and villages.
Laos is the country of Buddhism religion which you can see a flood of temples and stupas as well as enigmatic heritage sites in every city and town along the country. This really is where for those wants to find out and have deep understanding about the history and culture of Laos. The most popular attraction, Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is the centre of Laotian culture and is where houses a lot of temples.
Besides, tourists can experience the sacred atmosphere in other cities and towns as Vientiane with the That Luang monument, Wat Sisaket – home of thousands of tiny Buddha images; Vang Vieng; Bolaven Plateau, Buddha Park, The Plain of Jars in Xieng Khuang, Wat phu in Champasak, etc. Moreover, Laos offers many beautiful landscapes as Vang Vieng riverside town with ancient caves and limestone mountains; Tad Fane Waterfall, Si Phan Don, Kuang Si waterfall...
Laos is the country rich in ecotourism system. For those who want to both enjoy the beautiful nature and experience the real village life, take part in some popular activities as elephant trekking, Luang Namtha and Phongsaly are the best places for them. For a combination of historical sites and village culture, let’s go trekking around Phonsavan.
Lao is one of the few truly exotic travel destinations left in the world. Laos leaves the tourists the impression of not only sacred atmosphere, heritage sites but also the truly friendly local people during visiting this country.
Location: bordered by Burma and People's Republic of China to the northwest, Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to the south, and Thailand to the west.
Status: the only landlocked country in Southeast Asia and the Jewel of the Mekong.
Area: 236,800 km2 (91,428 sq mi)
Religions: Theravada Buddhism, Christianity
Top Choices by Travel Experts & Excellent feedback from our travellers
1 Amazingly Cheap: Laos is the best place in the world for budget travelers where you only have to pay $0,5 for beer, $2 for a super tasty meal and $5 for a decent hotel.
2 No Hint of Modernization: It is an oasis from the bustle of modern, motorbike-crazy Southeast Asia which can make you feel totally free.
3 The Many Temples: Buddhism is the primary religion in Laos with a series of magnificent Wats.
4 Breath-Taking Natural Beauty: Visitors can immerse in many breathtaking sceneries of mountainous areas, green paddy fields and ethnic hill villages.
5 Friendly Laotians: They are all welcoming, fun-loving, easy-going, quick to smile… Laotian people know how to make you feel right at home.
6 The Street Market: is where you can buy anything from cheap Beer, Lao t-shirts, faux Lao antiques to embalmed scorpions.
7 The Cuisines: ranges from fresh vegetables and herbs to grilled or steamed meat and fish which is a delight to discover.
8 Bear Laos: will be one of the best beers you’ve ever tried in Asia with a reasonable price.
9 No Shortage of Adventure: with plenty to do that can keep you busy for days.
10 Saffron-Robed Monks: praying in temples or walking on the streets are usually open to chat with visitors and can give you an enlightening experience.
1Watch the alms-giving ceremony of monks walking through streets to collect alms from devout residents, a tradition is as old as some of the town’s temples.
2Explore Luang Prabang on a bike tour to explore this small town’s quaintness and romance.
3Take a dip at Kuang Si Water Falls where there are multiple beautiful pristine pools, begging you to jump in for a refreshing swim.
4Puzzle at the mysterious PLAIN OF JARS with thousands of megalithic jars of unknown origin, dating back to the Iron Age (500 BCE).
5Tubing in Vang Vieng where you float down the river in a rubber tube whilst guzzling a beer.
6Take a photo in front of “Patuxai” monument which is dedicated to those who fought for independence from France.
7Walk through the buddha park in Vientiane and come across enormous bizarre statues of humans, animals, demons and sleeping Buddha.
8Ride an elephant in Bolaven Plateau and enjoy this a great personal highlight.
9Floating down the Mekong and explore the the lifeline of this landlocked nation as well as have sightseeing of sunsets.
10Keep an eye out for the rare river dolphins while cruising along the 4000 islands.