Top 10 must-visit attractions in Laos

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Laos is peaceful and beautiful country attracting tourists by many ancient pagodas, magnificent waterfalls, unique Buddha statues and hospitable people. Discovering Laos, you should not miss top 10 attractions below.

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Bokeo Nature Reserve

Bokeo Nature Reserve

Bokeo Nature Reserve was built to preserve black-cheeked gibbons – an endangered species. Gibbon Experience is an exciting experience you must try when visiting here. Hidden in the lush tropical forest, the area is a fascinating collection of tree houses and rope bridges woven through jungle brush, and boats one of the best back-to-nature experiences in Laos. You will live in tree houses and move by ziplining. It also is home to many wild animals such as elephants, bears, tigers and rare birds.

Nong Kiau

Nong Kiau or Nong Khiaw is a famous trekking tourist destination in Luang Prabang. The bridge connecting two banks of Nam Ou River is an attraction not to be missed. From this ridge, visitors can enjoy the majestic landscape and for those who love adventure travel also can explore Pha Tok cave located about 2km from the village. Tourism in Nong Kiau has not been developed, so do not expect too much about tourism services in here.

Tham Kong Lo

Tham Kong Lo

Tham Kong Lo is a limestone cave located in Phu Hin Bin National Park. The cave with more than 6,5km long is one of the most famous geological sites in Southeast Asia. The Nam Hin Bun River flows through the cave, making it only accessible by small boats which must be hired from one of the river villages.

Luang Namtha

The capital of Luang Namtha province is the largest city in the Northwestern of Laos. It is considered as an ideal destination for trekkers. Travellers can visit ethnic minority villages or rent a motorbike or bike to exploring the mountain and waterfalls. After a hard day, herbal bath is best way to throw away stresses. Night market also is a great place for you to enjoy local specialties.

Si Phan Don

Si Phan Don

Si Phan Don is a marvelous group of islands in Mekong River in Sothern Laos. Si Phan Don is a place for relaxation and not doing anything in a hurry. There are there islands you can visit: Don Det, Don Khone and Don Khong.

Don Det is known as the “backpacker” or “party” island so if you are looking for something bit more lively, this is right place for you. Don Khone is the island that we stayed on as it is more quiet and relaxed compared to Don Det. Don Khone is quite small and easily get around by bicycle. Don Khong is the largest island in Si Phan Don. Fewer tourists came here, things are about as relaxed as you can get.

Phonsavan

Phonsavan is an ideal destination making you feel like you are living in the West of United State. Buffalo fighting often held in every New Year. It is also famous for the Plain of Jars – a mysterious and attractive destination in Laos

Wat Phu

Wat Phu

This is a religious complex of ancient Khmer situated on Phu Kao Mountain in Champask province. The structures are dated between the 11th and 13th century and was a part of Khmer empire stretching from Angkor to Southwestern of Cambodia. Wat Phu is now a World Heritage site.

Vang Vieng

Vang Vieng is a tourist city, just 4 hours drive from Vientiane. It is well-known for limestone hills. Situated along Nam Song River, Vang Vieng offers a lot of exciting activities for visitors such as kayak, diving or rock climbing. You also can visit Hmong’s villages in Vang Vieng.

Vientiane

Pha That Luang

As a French colonial city in the past, Vientiane is influenced a lot by French architecture. The most interesting destination in this city is Pha That Luang – a Buddhist temple which is said to be the place preserving the treasures of the Buddha. Vientiane also is home to another significant national monument in Laos such as Wat Sasiket, Wat Si Muang, Lao National Museum,…

Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang is the most famous attraction in Laos where is home to many Buddhist monasteries and temples. There are plenty of waterfalls in here and if you want to buy souvenirs or enjoy fried moss, nigt market is an ideal destination for you.

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