Laos is one of the few truly exotic travel destinations left in the world. Take a glimpse of life from a simpler time as well as hill-tribes retain their age-old customs and devout Buddhist monks collect daily alms. From the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Luang Prabang to the unexplained and mysterious Plain of Jars that make you’ll be fascinated and in awe of this wonderful land. If you are travelling the wider region there is also obvious appeal in including Laos in your itinerary, because it serves as a perfect extension of the backpacker trail connecting northern Thailand with Vietnam. Check out our list of Top 10 best destination you MUST visit in Laos
Luang Prabang – Listed as an UNESCO World Heritage
Luang Prabang is an important yet charming little town that ranks among the top must-visit destinations in the country. The city is surrounded by spectacular scenery of lush, colourful flowers , green covered mountains, sacred caves and waterfalls. This is also home of over 30 gilded temples that including the stunning Wat Xieng Thong. Learn more: Top 10 things to do in Luang Prabang
Si Phan Don – the 4000 Islands of Laos
Si Phan Don is a beautiful set of islands, located in the Mekong River, Champasak Province in southern Laos, if you need to chill out that’s the perfect place for you. The place seems to be friendly, laid-back. There are three principal islands that cater to tourists are Don Det, Don Khon and Don Kong, where offers a unique opportunity to experience rural life in Laos with its lovely fishing villages, lush vegetation and serene monasteries.
Bokeo Nature Reserve – overnight accommodation is in a canopy tree house
Hidden in the lush tropical forest, the project is a fascinating collection of tree houses and rope bridges woven through jungle brush. It boasts one of the best back-to-nature experiences in all of Southeast Asia..
Tham Kong Lo cave – widely regarded as one of the best caving experiences in the world
Tham Kong Lo cave is considered a natural wonder in Southeast Asia and is one of hidden deep in the Phu Hin Bun wilderness of central Laos. If you are looking for adventure tour, this place is absolutely perfect destination for rock climbing, rafting and trekking
Kuang Si Waterfall – The most beauty waterfall in the world.
Kuang si waterfall is one of the highlight you must visit in your holiday to Laos. This is considered as the most beautiful waterfall in the world and also the biggest in the Luang Prabang area with three tiers leading to a 50-metre drop into spectacular azure pools before flowing downstream where the pools also make perfect swimming holes. How to get Kuang Si waterfall
Vang Vieng – The birth of a backpacker’s paradise
Nestled on the banks of the Nam Song River surrounded by lush countryside is the delightful village of Vang Vieng where most people has known as a backpacker’s destination. The local caves are the prize attraction as the laid back atmosphere of the village itself. There are plenty of options to do in Vang Vieng such as: hop on a bicycle through the rice paddy filled fields or kayaking or go tubing along the river. Don’t miss your chance to see this gem of Laos
Trekking Muang Ngoi Neua – Surrounded by majestic mountains and no electricity – no internet
Muang Ngoi Neua is one of perfect destination for travelers who prefer walking, trekking and driving along river and mountain terrain.
The Plain of Jars
The Plain of Jars is a large area extending around the town of Phonsavan and is the main city of Xieng Khouang Province, where huge jars of unknown origin are scattered around the landscape. It was appeared in clusters, ranging from a single or a few to several hundred jars.
Pha That Luang – Laos’ most important Buddhist monument
Pha That Luang is not only the most significant monument of Laotians, it’s also a symbol of Laos’ culture and history. The pagoda also known as That Luang is officially named Pha Chedi Lokajulamani. Pha That Luang is definitely worth a visit.
The Mekong River – the largest river in Southeast Asia
The Mekong river is considered as the largest river in Southeast Asia with an estimated of length 4,350km and it flows through 5 countries including Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Cambodia. Sailing its length from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang is a perfect way to experience it.
Vieng Xai – the Hidden City
Vieng Xai tunnels is a significant historical landmark as an epicenter of wartime activity where contained a hospital, military barracks, shops, bakeries and even a theater. The area was home to the Communist army, who were fighting the royalist forces based in Vientiane and it was bombed by the US army. Also learn more: Cu Chi tunnels in Vietnam