Laos is becoming sought-after amongst travellers for its pristine landscapes, unspoiled culture and friendly locals. But despite increasing tourist interest, it is still one of Asia’s most beautiful secrets.
Get a glimpse of life from a simpler time, as hill-tribes retain their age-old customs and devout Buddhist monks collect daily alms. Even Laos’ capital Vientiane preserves a laid back riverfront style of life, retaining the charm and buzz of a provincial town with the added attraction of tranquil spaces like Buddha Park and Wat Si Saket. World Heritage listed French colonial town Luang Prabang’s tranquil atmosphere, charming villas and gilded temples make it an essential part of any journey here.
For more archaeological wonders, visit the Plain of Jars outside of Phonsavan, a remarkable site where thousands of puzzling stone jars, thought to be associated with prehistoric burial ceremonies, dot the grassy plains. In the south of the country, the quiet rural villages of Pakse and the riverine island of Don Khong are the perfect places from which to explore the 4,000 Islands region on the Mekong Delta.
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