Top 8 ecotourism sites in Laos


With pristine and peaceful beauty, Laos attracts millions of visitors coming to traveling each year. Impressive Buddhist buildings, stunning natural scenery, Laos will certainly give you a lot of unforgettable experiences. Here are top 8 ecotourism sites that tourists can take a visit while traveling in the “Land of a Million Elephants”.

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When is the best time to visit Laos?

Festival in Laos (via Laos Handicraft)

Getting to know the weather and climate in Laos before traveling will help you to be well-prepared for your trip. Laos has long known as the ideal place for those who want to enjoy holiday in a peaceful destination. So when is the best time you should visit Laos?

Laos’s weather is divided into 2 seasons: rainy season and dry season. You can go to this country at any time of the year, but you need to know exactly what season is in order to prepare sunscreen or rainwear. The rainy season lasts from May to November while the dry season is from December to April next year. The best time to travel Laos is in the dry season with the average temperature about 15 – 30 degrees C that very convenient to visit. Moreover, this is also the time when many festivals in Laos took place such as New Year Festival, Boat Racing Festival, That Luang Festival,…

Ecotourism sites in Laos tourists should visit

Khong Lor Cave (via Best Cave 2017)

Khong Lor Cave: About 8km long, Khong Lor cave is famous for its 20 meters wide underground river flowing through. Tourists can take a visit the cave by a small motorized, flat bottomed, long tail boat. The highlight of this tour is a stop at the formations plateau where visitors are given time to see the beautifully illuminated stalagmites and stalactites on a wide rock shelf which looks down on the river.

Kuang Si Waterfall: Your trip in Luang Prabang would not complete without visiting Kuang Si Waterfall. The waterfall is located in the conservation area of Laos, surrounded by dense forests. It falls down in spectacular pools with bright turquoise water. The lower pools are ideal for swimming in and the bridge at the base of the main water is the best place to take nice pictures.

Kuang Si Waterfall in Laos (via travelFREAK)

Mekong River: Mekong is the longest river in Southeast Asia with a length of 4,350 meters. From China, the river flows through Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. In Laos, you can explore this beautiful river by taking a boat tour to visit floating villages and learn more about the daily life of local people in here.

Khone Phanpheng Waterfall: Go to the south of Don Khong Island, on the Mekong river, visitors will be admired the stunning scenery of the Khone Phapheng Waterfall. It is considered as the largest waterfall by water volume in due to its great power and steep descent. In the rainy season, the fall can be expanded up to 10km. Tourists should visit Khone Phapheng Waterfall in the dry season in order to enjoy its beauty when the water gradually withdrawing.

Nam Ou: Dubbed the Grand Canyon of Laos, Nam Ou offers visitors a unique excursion through 448-km trip from Phongsaly to Luang Prabang. The two sides of the river are imposing cliffs and fertile villages. Nam Ou River is also home to more than 84 species of fish, 29 of which only can be found in here. Travelers also can discover Pak Ou Cave that famous for its impressive Buddha statues.

Nam Ou River (via

Tat Somphamit Waterfall: also known as Li Phi Waterfall. People believe that it is the place to trap souls of evil people and animals. Besides the spiritual meaning, this 1,5-kilometer river also offers owns the beautiful and impressive scenery. The fall is about 800 meters from the bridge connecting Don et and Don Khon Island. The best time to visit the waterfall is after the rainy season.

Khoun Kong Leng Lake: About 30km north of Thakkaek Town, Khammuane province, the lake is beautiful with blue and clear water. Near the viaduct, visitors can bat and swim or take relaxing walk on the forest trail.

Nam Et Phou Louey National Biological Reserve: Located in north-eastern Laos, it is home to many endangered species such as tiger, Sambar deer,… Nam Nern Night Safari in the reserve offers interesting activities such as bird watching, wild animal tracking at night, medicinal plants exploring or hiking.

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