The beauty of Mekong River, mouthwatering cuisines, extensive mountainous terrain, captivating French colonial architecture, ancient Buddhist monasteries and lush green jungles, yes this the land of religion – Laos. It is a landlocked country in the heart of the Indochinese peninsula of Mainland Southeast Asia. Travellers come here to experience the hidden history and culture of hill tribes.
Travellers especially come here to see:
- Thickly forested landscapes
- Rugged mountains
- Mekong River
- Thai highlands
- Extensive plateaus
- Large paddy fields
- Sunset points
- Sweeping river views
Interesting facts about Laos:
- There are 3 main plateaus in Laos, namely, Xiangkhiang, Khammouan and Bolovens.
- The Mekong River is also known as Mae Nam Khong, which translates to ‘mother of all rivers’.
- This country is quite young as it got freedom in the year 1949 from the French rule.
- The Khone Papeng waterfall situated in Laos is the largest waterfall in whole of Southeast Asia.
- It is the only country in Southeast Asia which is landlocked, and because of being landlocked, Laos does not have a navy.
The laid-back lifestyle of Laos attracts the maximum number of visitors from all over the world. In fact, the native tribes still live in thick forests. The traditional culture of farming still exists in some villages near Pakse.
Most travellers visit Vang Vieng because it is a small beautiful town on the Nam Song River in Laos. It’s surrounded by amazing limestone mountains and caves as well as dense jungles. People enjoy the exotic blue-green lagoon and take pictures of the most beautiful reclining Buddha statue.
There are many monasteries in Vang Vieng that are not only ancient, but also peaceful, too.
Pakse is a famous city in southern Laos; it is the most memorable place because Mekong and Xe Don rivers meet here. It has many lavishly decorated Buddhist temples as well as museums that reflect the charm of its heritage.
Travellers explore the tribes (Hmong tribes), ancient textile and musical instruments to know about this richly historic region of Pakse. In fact, waterfalls, mountain vistas, lush hills, and coffee plantations are inspiring and dazzling.
If you worship nature, you must visit Khong Island. It is the largest island located in the Mekong River. The island is truly wonderful and 18 kilometres long. The Island is known for its natural beauty and is one of the fastest growing tourist destinations. It is also a great place to view the empowering and engaging Khone Phapheng Falls.
There are many hotels and resorts in Laos that offer exclusive amenities and services at the most competitive rates. All you need to do is book them in advance.
Best time to visit – October and April
So, are you ready to explore the best travel destination in Southeast Asia – Laos?