Laos Travel Guide

Known as the land of a million elephants, Laos is a land of rural villages, ancient temples and forest clad mountains. Vientiane is the country’s relaxed capital city with open air restaurants that line the Mekong River. Luang Prabang is the former royal capital whilst the surrounding countryside offers picturesque waterfalls and sacred sites such as the Pak Ou Caves.

Laos combines really well with other popular Asia destinations such as Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.

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Things to do in Laos

  • Visit the UNESCO heritage listed town of Luang Prabang
  • See the buddhist temple Wat Xieng Thong
  • Climb the 350 steps up to Phou Sii Hill to enjoy the views
  • Shop in Luang Prabang’s night markets
  • Visit the Pak Ou Caves to see their thousands of Buddha images
  • Swim at Kuang Si Falls
  • Taste traditional Laos coffee
  • Receive a traditional Lao Baci ceremony in a local home
  • Enjoy a 2-day Luangsay cruise on the Mekong River

Getting There

There are four international airports in Laos, including Luang Prabang International Airport and Wattay in Vientiane.

By Air – Flying is the easiest way to get into Laos. It is common to arrive in Bangkok first. Bangkok connects well with Laos to the airports of Luang Prabang and Vientiane.

Combine With

Combine Laos with Cambodia, Thailand or Vietnam for a fabulous Indochina experience. Or you can add Bangkok, Singapore or any other Asia destination.

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