Laos, “a million of Elephant” country, retains a slow, rather old-fashioned charm, simple and friendly people with many colorful festivals such as Laos New Year, Elephant festival or Wat Phu Festival. Furthermore, you shouldn’t miss the most popular places - Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng, and Vientiane when visiting Laos.
The Konglor Loop, also called the Thakhek Loop for the Mekong riverside French colonial town in which it starts, is a tour of the natural wonders on of Khammouane Province and Bolikhamsai Province in central Laos. Rent a motorbike, take the bus, ride a bicycle or hire a private driver to take to these incredible sites on “The Loop”.
As the only landlocked area in Southeast Asia, Laos is blessed with incredible views and diverse terrains, and the tropical climate creates the perfect setting in which to enjoy mountain, cave and water adventures all year round. These stunning places are guaranteed to make you want to start your own travelling escapade in Laos.
Laos is a country with three distinct New Year celebrations. While international New Year’s Eve on December 31 is becoming more popular, those traveling to Laos in mid-December or April will find themselves immersed in cultural New Year celebrations unique to Southeast Asia.
Savannakhet, officially named Kaysone Phomvihane and previously known as Khanthabouli, is a city in western Laos.
Laos is an up and coming destination on the South East Asian tourist trail due to its laid back lifestyle and stunning mountainous landscapes. From saffron-robed monks receiving alms to golden stupas, explore the best cultural attractions that Laos has to offer.
As Laos’ top tourist destination, there is no shortage of places to stay in Luang Prabang. Check out some of the top boutique hotels in Luang Prabang.
Laos is a majority Buddhist country with many functional temples and sacred places. It also has some of least touched natural areas in southeast Asia. If you’re looking to contemplate life and engage in a spiritual experience, consider visiting one of these most spiritual places in Laos.
Lao food bargains line a narrow alley just off the Luang Prabang Night Market entrance - positioned just right for visitors who want to start their shopping evening with a meal, or for tired shoppers looking for a quick bite. The night market covers Laos’ extensive menu of local favorites.
Laos’ cuisine is as nuanced and unique as its people. With regional flavors and dishes, you’ll find different menu items in the north and south. With a typically spicy, citrusy and funky flavor profile, Lao food is an adventure for the palate. Check out these top Lao dishes.
Laos has 20 National Protected Areas. Many locations are remote and require long rides over poorly maintained roads. But, those with patience will be handsomely rewarded with breathtaking natural beauty.