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.
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
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.
3. Bokeo — national park
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
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
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
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
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.