Landlocked Laos has been kept in the shadows for too long. After decades of hiding in exotic obscurity, this country of around 7 million people has emerged as one of Asia’s most evocative destinations. Why? Well, let us give a sense for Laos travel and one of Asia’s best kept secrets…
Laos is a country that brims with authenticity. The seemingly endless tracts of gorgeous countryside are only occasionally interrupted by quaint villages. In the north, around Houayxay, you’ll come face to face with gibbons or you can delve into the intrigue of the Plain of Jars. The urban centres are also unique as Vientiane is often described as the quietest capital in the world and Luang Prabang may be the best preserved ancient city in the continent. Around Luang Prabang, an ancient city of glistening temples and grand colonial houses, you’ll discover fabulous rivers and waterfalls such as those at Khuang Si and Tad Sae. Away from the well-known cities you’ll find an untouched countryside around Pakse and Vang Vieng and some atmospheric ruins around Champasak.
It is a wonder that little-visited Laos doesn’t receive a greater number of tourists, but then that just adds to the charm of this country that few can place on a map.
Untouched wilderness – nowhere else is this green.
Unique pace of life
A unique pace of life – the perfect place to sit back and relax.
Sunsets over the Mekong
Sunsets over the Mekong are the most beautiful in Asia.