Landlocked and laid-back, Laos offers travellers unique experience of lush countryside, splendid Buddhist temples, peaceful village life and kind Lao people. Also known as the Kingdom of a Million Elephants, Laos is the land of mountain, mists and untamed natural beauty tempts with unrivalled peace and serenity.
Nestled on the banks of Mekong River, Vientiane is the smallest capital in Southeast Asia with the quiet and charming ambiance. Vientiane delivers a relaxing riverside break with the chance to discover beautiful old French colonial villas and serene Buddhist temples.
In the North of Laos, Luang Prabang is encircled by mountains and is 700 metres above sea level at the confluence of the Nam Khan and Mekong Rivers. In 1995, Luang Prabang was designated as an UNESCO World Heritage Site for its uniquely preserved architecture and townscape; traditional wooden buildings and European colonial mansions form a backdrop to the daily ritual of saffron-robed monks gathering alms. Luang Prabang, the former capital city and also the heart of culture of Laos, has become the top choice destinations for travellers in recent years.
Four hour driving from Vientiane, Vang Vieng is the best places for those who want to immerse in an authentic tranquil life alongside the Nam Song River or to explore the scenic limestone karsts, numerous caves and hidden lagoons.
One of the last mysteries of Asia lies in the area around Phonsavanh. Over 300 giant stone jars, carved out of solid rock, lie scattered around a plateau now known as the Plain of Jars. There are as many theories about their origin as there are jars, but as yet the mystery has not been solved.
A vacation in Laos can be about adventure hiking tours through the rugged mountains and taking a break and soaking in the relaxed atmosphere in the charming towns.
Laos is still a less-touristic destination in Southeast Asia. Its peaceful and charming cities will be the best places to those who want to get away the busy and hassle daily life.
Even the most jaded travelers can easily be lured by the color which is the first of Luang Prabang’s virtu