Laos is coated with the beauty of peace and tranquility; therefore, this country draws the attention of millions of visitors around the world each year. With the unique Buddhist works designed in the ancient architecture throughout the country and the wild natural scenery, a trip to Laos will bring you unforgettable memories. Following are 5 places to visit in Laos – the land of a million elephants.
The Mekong River is about 4.35 kilometers in length and the largest river in the Southeast Asia. This river rises from China and goes through five countries in the region including Laos. If you choose the dry season to travel in Laos, you can drift downstream to the Mekong river to admire the beautiful natural landscape of the two banks from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang. Tourists also can move further to look at the river through the dense forest. Enjoying the Mekong River is one of the exciting experiences.
Luang Prabang is one of the favorite destinations of quite a few tourists. Covered with overlapping mountains and located at the confluence of the Mekong and Nậm Khăn, Luang Prabang brings the majestic natural beauty through time. Moreover, Luang Prabang still preserves ancient pagodas regardless of the rise and fall throughout history.
All the houses, villas and hotels in Luang Prabang are the exquisite combination of French architecture and traditional Laotian style, which creates a modern and ancient beauty. This unique feature makes Luang Prabang become one of the most impressive and charming tourist attractions in the Southeast Asia.
This is a small town along the Nam Song river and considered to be a paradise for those who love to conquer nature. You should rent a bike and discover ancient caves. This is also the occasion for tourists to visit ancient villages and learn the culture of the local people here.
Coming to Vang Vieng, you do not miss the opportunity to admire the sunset and sunrise on the Nam Song River. This sight attracts a number of young people who desire to enjoy the peaceful space of Laos.
Muang Ngoi Neua
Only an hour after going along the green river in the north of Luang Prabang, tourists will have a chance to see spectacular mountains. With row on row of mountains and the alluvial river, Muang Ngoi Neua becomes utterly peaceful. This is really an ideal destination for those who are fond of climbing and walking.
Si Phan Don
A vast archipelago with Mekong River flowing through creates a Si Phan Don containing 4000 small and large islands. It is considered one of the largest islands at the southernmost point of Laos. Despite being a landlocked country, Laos is endowed with a Si Phan Don. You certainly will be excited about the cool blue water, the winding waterfall and small islands emerging on the calm river surface. This site is also the habitat of the famous shoal of freshwater dolphins. With these characteristics, Si Phan Don becomes one of the most impressive beauty spots.