Attractions

Luang Prabang

Royal capital of the Lane Xang period, religious center withcountless temples – old and new, saffron-robed monks, sacred caves, French colonial architecture, melting pot of numerous hill tribes, precious Buddhist art and intricate textile design, huge sweeping tamarind trees and lush gardens, culinary delights in cozy historical atmosphere, laid-back pace of life – these are some of the undeniable trademarks of Luang Prabang. No doubt, this jewel of unparalleled beauty in the heart of Northern Laos ...

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Mekong River

Follow the Mekong River and uncover the secrets of Laos. From the bustle of Bangkok, you find a quieter South East Asia in the north of Thailand and an even more tranquil one still when you cross into Laos. The regal temples, with spires pointing towards the heavens, extol the glories of Theravada Buddhism. The mysterious Plain of Jars exemplifies ...

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Vang Vieng

Mist-shrouded limestone karsts popping out of endless paddy fields, timeless caves, ancient ruins, mulberry groves and organic mulberry tea, adrenaline-charged river adventures, lazy bike ridesare the trademark of Vang Vieng. There’s Rock climbing with excellent walls for everyone from the first timer to the pro. Kayaking the Nam Song river upstream on a more untouched part is a pure delight. Detours to some of the caves, with their cool darkness and occasional flock ...

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Si Phan Don or 4000 Islands

Si Phan Don or Four Thousand Islands is a group of islands in the Mekong River in Southern Laos. It is located in the Khong district, Champasak province. There are many islands of different sizes, many of them are under water during the monsoon, when the river increases its body of water. The main islands are, by size: Don Kong, ...

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Plain of Jars

The Plain of Jars is a megalithic archaeological landscape in Laos. It consists of thousands of stone jars scattered around the upland valleys and the lower foothills of the central plain of the Xiangkhoang Plateau. The jars are mostly arranged in clusters ranging in number from one to several hundred. The Xieng Khouang Plateau is located at the northern end ...

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Wat Xieng Thong

Wat Xieng Thong is a Buddhist temple (wat) on the northern tip of the peninsula of Luang Phrabang, Laos. Wat Xieng Thong is one of the most important of Lao monasteries and remains a significant monument to the spirit of religion, royalty and traditional art. There are over 20 structures on the grounds including a sim, shrines, pavilions and residences, ...

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Pha That Luang

Pha That Luang is a gold-covered large Buddhist stupa in the centre of the city of Vientiane, Laos. Since its initial establishment, suggested to be in the 3rd century, the stupa has undergone several reconstructions as recently as the 1930s due to foreign invasions of the area. It is generally regarded as the most important national monument in Laos and ...

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Wat Phu

Wat Phu is a ruined Khmer Hindu temple complex in southern Laos. It is at the base of mount Phou Khao, some 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) from the Mekong in Champasak Province. There was a temple on the site as early as the 5th century, but the surviving structures date from the 11th to 13th centuries. It has a unique ...

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Pak Ou Caves

Pak Ou Caves is 25 km to the north of Luang Prabang, Laos. They are a group of two caves on the west side of the Mekong river, about two hours upstream from the centre of Luang Prabang, and have become well known by tourists. Near Pak Ou (mouth of the Ou river) the Tham Ting (lower cave) and the Tham Theung ...

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Vieng Xai

Vieng Xai is a district and town in Hua Phan Province. The town is located on Route 6, 30 Km from Sam Neua (Province capital) and 55 km from the Vietnam/Laos border in Na Meo. The biggest attraction of the town are the caves. The former Pathet Lao headquarters of Vieng Xai sit in a striking valley of fertile hills ...

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