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Visit Laos

Visit Laos

Vientiane

Vientiane, the capital of Laos, has gone through vast changes in the past decades and is now developing to an attractive tourist destination. Despite being the largest city in Laos and also the hub for administration and commerce, Vientiane still enjoys a laidback atmosphere with peaceful temples and relaxed inhabitants, very different from other hectic Southeast Asian capitals. Vientiane offers a great selection of vibrant Western and Lao cafes, restaurants and bars, which all satisfy its customers with delicious food and drinks as well as excellent service. There are literally hundreds of hotels in Vientiane ranging from family-run to five-star hotels.

One of the best things to do is to enjoy the spectacular sunset over the Mekong River, the 7th-longest river in Asia. Another highlight is to explore all the different temples in the city, such as the Wat Si Saket, situated on Lan Xang Road, Vat Sisaket, the oldest original temple in Vientiane and Wats Onteu, one of the most visited by tourists.

Vang Vieng

Vang Vieng, a provincial town a 3 hours north of Vientiane, situated in jungle-like landscape at the Nam-Song River. It has a quite bad reputation, being a backpacker’s paradise for extreme parties, but that has changed. You can still take a ride down the river with a large inflated inner tube, but the bars and discos along the river shut down.

Enjoy the beautiful river scenery in Vang Vieng and rent a Kayak for a few hours. Visit the Blue Lagoon, a stream with crystal clear water, which is one of the main attractions 7km outside of town

Vang Vieng has many cafes and restaurants in Western and Lao style and also is home to plenty of spas to get a great massage for less than $10.

Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage city, is surrounded by two rivers, the Nam Khan River and Mekong River, and has a remarkable temple-topped hill.

Visit the Sisavangvong Street at night when the street turns into a huge night market with lots of clothes, accessories and food to buy.

Nobody should leave Laos without meeting one of the elephants. Book a tour where you can ride the elephants in the jungle, feed and bath them.

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