Laos is truly one of the exotic destination to add-on your visiting list. Laos is a Southeast Asian country, it is located on the bank of the Mekong River. The beauty of the country can be noted by its mountains terrain, Colonial French Architecture, Buddhist monasteries and hill tribe settlement. Thailand and Vietnam are its neighbouring countries.
Los offers pleasant spots to visit. It is a smallest Southeast Asian country with fascinating stunning scenery, from dense forest and Limestone Mountains to fabulous Waterfalls, everything will grab your heart. Laos is rated as one of the must visit country in Southeast Asia. The Country has friendly population, enigmatic heritage structure, and many more. From Luang Prabang, a UNESCO Heritage Site to the mysterious Plain of Jars, this country has several wonders with it! Here is a list of a few places you need to visit Laos!
- Tham Kong Lo
The Tham Kong Lo is also known as Kong Lo Cave, a cave formed of Limestone which is located in Phu Hin Bun National Park. The cave is referred as a geological wonder of Southeast Asia. It is 4-miles long and 300-feet high, it contain emerald coloured pool, while local believes that it is reflected of the skin colour of Lord Indra, a Hindu Deity. Boat ride too are organised which are called as ‘Grand Adventure’.
- Wat Phu
Wat Phu is ruined Khmer temple complex, situated at the base of the Mount Phu Kao. The Wat Phu has Hindu Temple which are structured back from 11th -13th centuries. The temple was part of the Khmer Empire and Angkor Wat which is located in Southwest of Cambodia. The Wat Phu is a small site as compared to Angkor Wat, with crocodile stone, tall trees, mystical environment and tumbledown pavilions.
- Si Phan Don
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Si Phan Don is set of island with serene scenic view beside the Mekong River. The Khone Fall makes the Mekong River makes river traffic impassable stretched on 6-miles. The River has the small population of Irrawaddy Dolphins. Don Det, Done Kong and Don Khon are three islands known as tourist destination.
Phonsavan means ‘hills of paradise’. The place gives you feel of the US Old west, with Laotian characteristics. Since cattle raising is the main business of the city, it is common to spot ‘cowboys’ wearing brown or purple cowboy hat. Bullfights are also conducted during New Year. Phonsavan is a truly good place to visit, it has an ancient megaliths structure which resembles like jar and also known as ‘Plain of Jars’.
- Vang Vieng
Vang Vieng is a popular tourist spot with an hour-drive from Vientiane. It settled in the 14th century, which is also known as ‘Mouang Song’. The ambience gives a feel of the French Colony, beside Limestone Karst Hill and located on Nam Song River. Kayaking, tubing and many more activities are conducted as tourist activities.
Vientiane is the Laotian capital of Laos, a French colony at one time and located on the Mekong River. The visitor can trace the French influence as street sign and atmosphere. The Buddhist Stupa which is also known as ‘City of Sandalwood’,Phu Tha Luang from 1586 are the most popular tourist attraction to visit. The stupa is 147-feet tall, which contain relic of Buddha, as believed by locals.
- Luang Prabang
Luang Prabang is a truly historic city, with numerous Buddhist monasteries and temple. There are several waterfalls and places to visit, one can opt for an Elephant ride to travel around the city. A Foodie might find several food shops to try for!