Laos is a treasure for all travelers. This tropical country is still a hidden gem on the travel map of Southeast Asia. Its sealed culture and amazing tropical retreat are the core charm that you should delve into.
These are simply some of the best experiences in Laos :
Feel the quaint town of Luang Prabang
Known as the Unesco Heritage in north Laos, Luang Prabang is a wonderful place to start your Laos holiday. There is no better places to tackle the cascading waterfalls, plunge into the river, see the elephants and taste authentic Laos cuisine than Luang Prabang.
Visit the Temples of Laos
Featuring some of the most unique temples known for their architecture, Laos is the favorite tourist spot for many. If you are a person who loves peace and solitude, then these breathe taking temples can be the perfect place for you to meditate and think. Golden City Temple is one the most famous temples where tourists pay a visit and pray. Being one of the most historical and popular sites of the world, this temple is an amalgamation of fine and detailed architecture and history. This temple particularly attracts thousands of visitors every year.
Check Out the Viewpoint Nong Khiaw/Ban Sop Houn
If you want to get a bird’s eye view of Laos, then you can hike up to the viewpoint Nong Khiaw. The hike may feel a bit strenuous but it would surely be worthy when you will see the view of humongous mountains and the muddy water of river flowing through them. This might feel like heaven on Earth for you as this place exhibits the exquisite beauty of the mountains, greenery and altogether a perfect picturesque scenery! Hiking to this viewpoint is an adventurous sport and a thrilling experience to brighten up your life. You must try it!
Stroll the Luang Prabang Night Market
If you are looking for a well-equipped tents and food, then this market will prove to be really helpful for you. You can get the popular rice vodka and freshly brewed coffee as well. With vendors chanting and swarming the market, this place is always full of life. You are sure to find anything and everything here!
Take a Balloon Ride in Vang Vieng
There are certain reason why flying with Balloon in Vang Vieng is a special Laos Experience. Its incredible karst mountains and the background with river, rice fields are so photogenic while the sunrise offers perfect reflection for light as well.
Adventure in the River Caves
If you like the thrill and adventure of visiting spooky places, then the Kong Lor Cave awaits you with many bats hovering inside it. It is a part of the Khammouane Khast National Protected Area, through which you can cruise in a boat. The walls of this cave are edgy and rocky. Be careful not to let the slippery ground of this cave from sliding down! Make sure to wear appropriate footwear to avoid any falls and injuries. So, it’s time to get a little adventuresome! We doubt that you can find a better place to check your body balance and take out the hiding trekker inside you. Oh, and don’t forget to scare your travelling partner as you go down the cave!
Beat the Heat with Waterfalls
If you want to beat the heat, then these refreshing Waterfalls can help you relax. You will surely love the aqua and turquoise colors of the water of these waterfalls. These waterfalls are picturesque and offer one of the best sights to watch. You will be absolutely mesmerized by the cold water hitting and grinding the rocks, so don’t hold yourself back and immerse yourself in the waterfall. It’s the perfect time to take your inner child out and relive your childhood memories after long!
The waterfall you should not miss include:Kuang Sii, Tad Sae, Khone Pha Pheng.
Attend a Buddhist Festival in Vientiane
It is a real life time experience to join local Laos people at their highlighted festive time. While Luang Prabang is home to wide collection of monasteries, Vientiane itself is the hub for pilgrimage during Buddhist festivals. The most attractive festival is at That Luang, the iconic site of the city. It happens for 3 days during the full moon of the twelfth lunar month