Top umissable things you should try while traveling Laos

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Peaceful and pristine country, Laos attracts millions of visitors coming here to travel each year. With unique architectural buildings, stunning natural scenery, Laos will definitely bring you the unforgettable experiences.

>>Traveling Luang Prabang, you should try these experiences

Take a boat to see the sunset on Mekong River

As an uninhabited country, it is easy to understand that the Mekong River is considered the soul of Laos. If you have the opportunity to take a boat tour on the river, especially at the sunset, you can see small floating villages and learn more about their daily life.

Discover Phongsaly

Peaceful Phongsaly in Laos (via Du Lịch Việt Nam)

Phongsaly is a peaceful province located in the most northern tip of Laos. This province still retains its pristine beauty and is not affected by the commercial activities so that tourists can free to explore the peaceful life of locals as well as the natural beauty in here.

Mysterious Plain of Jars

The Plain of Jars in Xieng Khouang is a mysterious and attractive tourist destination in Laos. No one knows why these jars are placed in here; legend has it that they were made to store rice wine while some believe they were for storing the dead. Until today the function of jars is still disputed.

Visit waterfall at Bolaven Plateau

Bolaven Plateau Waterfalls (via Vietnamitas en Madrid)

Bolaven is a plateau in southern Laos where is known as “coffee paradise” and is a place featuring many beautiful waterfalls hidden in the jungle. The waterfalls in here are very majestic with magical surroundings. Some the most famous waterfalls of Bolaven Plateau you can visit: Tad Fane falls, Tad Lo Waterfalls, Tad Hang and Tad Suong, Tad Yuang falls, the falls E-tu and Phaxuam Cliff.

Taste delicious Laos food

The dishes of Laos are very fresh, simple processing but unique. You can enjoy some of the most popular dishes such as Papaya salad, Larb, Laos noodle, etc. Because Lao cuisine is influenced of French during the war, the dishes in Laos are often eaten with bread. In addition, Lao beer is also worth a try.

Explore caves in Vang Vieng

Vang Vieng’s Caves (via Laos tours)

It can be said that Vang Vieng is a “adventure paradise”, attracting millions of backpackers from all over the world. With majestic scenery, the town along Vang Vieng River is the ideal place for young people to conquest the falls and spectacular caves.

Trekking

Laos is covered by the jungles so it will be a great place for those who love walk through the forests to challenge themselves. This is also an opportunity for tourists to explore the remote villages with unique customs.

Shopping in Savannakhet

Savannakhet is famous for a lot of shops built in old French-style that will be an interesting stopover for shoppers.

Si Phan Don

Si Phan Don (via Laos Tourism)

Si Phan Don is a large archipelago located in the most southern tip of Laos, where the beautiful Mekong River flows through Khone Falls before joining the great river in Cambodia. With total of 4000 islands, Si Phan Don offers visitors the fascinating scenery.

The beauty of Wat Phou

Wat Phou is the oldest temple in Laos which is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 2001. The ancient temple was built in 5th century, used to be the center of Hinduism, worshiping Shiva.

Wat Phou is located at the foot of Mount Phou Kao, Champasak, about 670km from the south of Vientiane.

Lao massage

Traditional Lao massage combined with sauna is the best therapy to relax after a long journey of walking or trekking.

Handmade textile products

Textile products in Laos (via eatdrinklaos.com)

Many tourist visiting Laos are attracted by the amazing handmade textile products of local people. Each region has its own features that make their products become unique and it will be great gifts to bring back for friends or family.

Pha That Luang

Pha That Luang is a huge gilded stupa in Vientiane capital, an important relic and a pride of Lao people. It was originally built as a Hindu temple in the 3rd century. In the 16th century, King Setthathirat relocated capital from Luang Prabang to Vientiane and rebuilt this temple. Despite of many ups and downs of history, it still retains its architectural beauty that attracts many tourists in the world.

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