If you are plan­ning to vis­it Laos, take a look at the 10 most beau­ti­ful places in Laos before your trip to know for sure which places are the best to vis­it dur­ing this excit­ing trip.

Entry relat­ed to loca­tion: Asia

We con­tin­ue to tell you about the inter­est­ing coun­tries of Asia. We recent­ly wrote about the sights of Viet­nam, but now it’s time to talk about Laos. So, more about Laos. This coun­try is like a lost world. Here are stun­ning moun­tain­ous places that cap­ture the trav­el­er’s breath, here are col­or­ful hill tribes, and majes­tic Bud­dhist tem­ples. And yet, despite this, the coun­try inher­it­ed a trag­ic his­to­ry as one of the most trou­bled coun­tries in the world.

What­ev­er you’re look­ing for on your trip to South­east Asia, you can find it in Laos — but where do you start? So the most beau­ti­ful places to vis­it:

1. Luang Pra­bang

Luang Prabang

A trip to Laos is not com­plete with­out vis­it­ing one of those cities that are still well pre­served despite numer­ous wars. Vis­it­ing the city of Luang Pra­bang is like being in anoth­er cen­tu­ry. Here you will be amazed by the amaz­ing beau­ty of the old Bud­dhist tem­ples and lush land­scapes grace­ful­ly nes­tled in the North­ern Laos moun­tains.

2. Si Phan Don


One of the 4000 islands — it is con­sid­ered one of the most famous islands. This huge coastal arch­i­pel­ago is locat­ed in the south­ern­most part of Laos. To explore this island, you will need a car that can dri­ve on water. most of it is water. This land is prac­ti­cal­ly sep­a­rat­ed from civ­i­liza­tion. But here you can go in search of almost extinct species of dol­phins, here you can meet some of the rarest species, such as pink dol­phins (pink dol­phins also live in the Ama­zon Riv­er). Well, either you can walk around your bun­ga­low, swing in a ham­mock, enjoy­ing the peace and qui­et.

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3. Bokeo — nation­al park

most beautiful places in laos

The best way to explore and get to know this mag­nif­i­cent reserve is to take part in one of the most pop­u­lar local projects — the Gib­bon Expe­ri­ence. This project con­tributes to the con­ser­va­tion of local species of rare liv­ing crea­tures, it will lead you to the very mid­dle of an amaz­ing rain­for­est. The splen­dor of the local for­est is mes­mer­iz­ing, you will nev­er be able to for­get it!

4. Tham Kong Lo

most beautiful places in laos

Float­ing along the streams of the Nam Hin Bun Riv­er, you can per­fect­ly see the beau­ty of the sur­round­ing nature. You can rent a boat for your trip in the near­by vil­lages. There you can trav­el with a flash­light in the caves, get off the boat and take a walk along the riv­er.

5. Kuang Si Water­falls

kuang si waterfall

So, after Luang Pra­bang we get to Kuang Si water­falls — this is one of the most beau­ti­ful places in Laos, with a huge num­ber of water­falls. The local water­falls are con­sid­ered one of the most beau­ti­ful in the world. There is also a huge num­ber of pools-holes, which are ide­al for swim­ming.

6. Vang Vieng

Basi­cal­ly, this place has a rep­u­ta­tion as a riotous town in which young peo­ple gath­er for enter­tain­ment. Here they drink alco­hol and splash in the water while drunk 🙂 But despite this, this is still one of the most beau­ti­ful places in Laos. Check into a guest­house locat­ed on the out­skirts of town, rent a motor­bike, and take a good look at all the local sights

7. Muang Ngoi Neua

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The vil­lage of Muang Ngoi Neua still retains its iso­la­tion and nat­ur­al beau­ty of the place. You can get here in an hour, up the riv­er north of Luang Pra­bang. Here you can walk in the moun­tains, as there are no vehi­cles, not even bicy­cles. Elec­tric­i­ty here is gen­er­at­ed by gen­er­a­tors for a short time after dark.

8. Pha That Luang

Pha That Luang is the most impor­tant mon­u­ment in all of Laos and also a great pride for the Lao peo­ple. A large gild­ed tem­ple, looks great both up close and from a dis­tance. This large gold­en stu­pa was first built on the remains of an old Khmer tem­ple in the 16th cen­tu­ry, but then destroyed in 1800. It was restored by the French in 1900, but due to pop­u­lar dis­con­tent, was redesigned and rebuilt again in 1931

9. Mekong Riv­er

mekong river

The largest riv­er in the Indochi­nese Penin­su­la. The length is about 4500 km, the basin area is 810 thou­sand km². Amaz­ing­ly beau­ti­ful riv­er of impres­sive size. Locals say that in order to bet­ter see all the beau­ty of this place, you need to take a walk along the riv­er from Huay Xai to Luang Pra­bang. But it is also rec­om­mend­ed to rent a motor­cy­cle and ride through the coun­try­side.

10. Vieng Xai

Do you want to see some­thing unusu­al? Then you are here. Here you can see the places where the com­mu­nists went under­ground to hide from the bombs dropped by the US mil­i­tary dur­ing the Viet­nam War. It is an elab­o­rate hid­den city built under­ground. The caves were home to 23,000 peo­ple dur­ing the war, mil­i­tary bar­racks, a cin­e­ma, a hos­pi­tal, shops, etc. were built here.

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