Amazing destinations in Laos that prove the worth of Laos’ tourism


Located in South East Asia, Laos is one of the destinations that are quite new to travelers. Because of that, the experiences here can be quite amazing as it is not quite crowded with people like many other places. Also, Laos has the potential in tourism because of many worthwhile destinations in the country. Below are some of the best destinations in Laos.

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Vang Vieng

Located about 150km from the Lao capital of Vientiane, the small town of Vang Vieng is located in the vast green mountains. Known as the peaceful countryside with fresh, cool climate and also the famous tourist destination of beautiful Laos. There are no beautiful buildings, no modern resorts or large lined streets … so that every year, Vang Vieng attracts a huge number of tourists, many times the number of 50,000 people.

With the advantage of the ideal terrain – at the back of the mountain face, overlooking the river, Vang Vieng town is known as a peaceful countryside on the Nam Song River. This small town has a hidden wilderness and is a very peaceful town.

Khoun Kong Leng Lake

Khuon Kong Leng Lake @ Wikimedia Commons

The lake is located 30 km north of Thakhaek town, Khammuane province, blue and crystal clear. Lake water coming from the underground river has been filtered through the limestone beds located around the mountains. Near the viaduct, travelers are allowed to bathe, swim. Alternatively, you can take a leisurely stroll along the forest trail.


Pha That Luang

Pha That Luang is the name of a huge gilded stupa in the beautiful capital of Vientiane, an important relic and a great pride for the people of “the land of elephants.” Built on an old Khmer temple in the 16th century, this great pagoda, despite the many ups and downs of its history, has always kept its architectural beauty as diverse as ever. to hold the traveler.


Kuang Si Waterfall

Kuang Si Waterfall @ So Many Miles

Kuang Si is a complex of three cascades, of which the main waterfall is about 60m high with streams flowing down from above to create white foam, flush to create an impressive scenery. One of the most attractive tourist attractions of the country is Trieu Voi, so visitors come not only to visit the forest, but also to climb climbing and bathing, bathing lake. In the middle of the fresh air of Kuang Si, visitors also hear the birds singing together with the melting water melting into each other, as a beautiful harmony to make the spirit also add to the excitement.


Xieng Khouang’s field

Located about 30 km from the town of Phon Sa Vanh, the administrative center of Xieng Khouang province, the field is situated on tens of hectares. However, due to being affected by landmines left over after the end of the Indochina War, only a part of the field was released to tourists for study. Found by scientists more than a century ago, but now the birth and use of these jars are still a mystery.


Tham Khoun Xe Cave

Tham Khuon Xeng Cave @ Laos backpacker hostels

Tham Khoun Xe, also known as Xe Bang Fai, is a large river cave located in the Khammouane province of central Laos. The cave was discovered by a group of French explorers in 1905.

According to the expedition’s report, Tham Khoun Cave is an intersection of Xe Bang Fai River, which is one of the largest river caves in the world with huge caves 120 meters high and 200 meters wide. Many impressive geological structures.

In the cave, there is a well-developed green forest at the entrance of the cave, the green color of the forest contrasts with the white, the orange of the terraced fields, creating the unique color palette. on limestone walls.


Si Phan Don

Si Phan Don in Lao means 4,000 islands, a tourist destination that any visitor to the country of the Elephant Trieu wants to visit. The Mekong River is the largest in this section with nearly 14 km and about 4,000 large and small islands which are called Con, Si Phan Don bring visitors beautiful watercolor paintings.

Come here, you will definitely want to spend all of your 24 hours exploring on a four wheel drive or rowing boat down the line and admire the rare pink Irrawaddy dolphin, then relax on the hammock that enjoys Lao famous beer.


Wat Phu

Champasak’s most iconic cultural project is the sacred temple Wat Phu – World Cultural Heritage. About 40 kilometers south of Pakse, along with the banks of the Mekong River, Wat Phu is a stone colony and an architectural feast, built over the centuries from the 9th to the 13th centuries. It is one of the most sacred shrines of the ancient dynasties on this land.

Wat Phu is a Hindu style, Shiva worship and architecture is considered close to the World Cultural Heritage Angkor Wat of neighboring Cambodia.


Pak Ou Cave

Hang Ou Cave is located north of Luang Prabang, on the Mekong River so visitors can come here by land or water. Hang is famous for the Buddha sculptures, although these sculptures are mostly damaged, the scenery around the cave is indeed worth exploring.


Hopefully, you were able to choose the next destination(s) for your trip to Laos!

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