Laos is a mountainous country with a rich history that stretches back 10,000 years. With Buddhism as its main religion, there are hundreds of Buddhist monasteries, temples and stupas in just about every city in Laos, with the most popular ones scattered across Luang Prabang.

    This Southeast Asian country also attracts travellers looking to take it slow and enjoy a relaxing view of mountains and untamed natural beauty. If you’re an adventurer at heart, Laos’ lush jungles are home to miles of scenic trails, underground river caves, and waterfalls. A holiday in Laos is always full of surprises, spirituality, generous hospitality, and of course, breathtaking photo opportunities. 

    What to see & do in Laos

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    Laos attractions are mostly pristine temples, monasteries and stupas, as Buddhism is the country’s dominant religion. Some of the best places for temple-hopping in Laos is Vientiane and UNESCO-listed Luang Prabang. You can even enjoy a picnic with views over 200 Buddhist sculptures at a local park in Laos’ capital. Destinations such as Savannakhet, Bokeo, and Champasak boast natural protected areas that appeal to outdoor enthusiasts. These national... Rohkem

    Where & what to eat in Laos

    Laos restaurants tend to be local spots serving typical rice and noodle dishes, as well as French restaurants that offer baguettes and pastries. The local cuisine is similar to Thai and Vietnamese, with sticky rice, fresh herbs, and larb (spicy marinated meat salad) commonly served in most restaurants. When travelling to Laos (and just about any foreign destination), having an open mind will serve you well. Street food is available... Rohkem

    Where to go & what to do at night in Laos

    Laos nightlife has had quite a paradoxical character – from the extremes of the opium culture that infiltrated the country during the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, to the present-day midnight curfew (which means all bars in Laos tend to close around 11pm). Laos found its equilibrium as the ‘sleepy town’ of Southeast Asia, but it’s also known for Beerlao – a range of beers produced by Vientiane’s Lao Brewery Company... Rohkem

    Useful information

    Our Laos information section consists of basic knowledge and tips you need to know when travelling to this Southeast Asian city. The culture here is quite conservative, so dressing appropriately is a must especially if you’re visiting a temple in Laos. Most major hotels in Laos have English-speaking staff, though Lao and Thai are commonly spoken among the locals. Getting familiar with the basics of Laos will save you... Rohkem

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