Laos is the only landlocked country in Southeast Asia. Laos borders Myanmar and China to the northwest, borders Vietnam to the east, borders Cambodia to the south, and borders Thailand to the west. The mysterious ancient capital, cave systems with a capacity of more than 23,000 people, the vertical airport… will bring tourists with new perspectives about the country of temples.
#1.Admiring the gilded Pha That Luang stupaThat Luang or (Pha) That Luang is a Buddhist stupa in Vientiane, built in 1566 under the reign of King Saysetthathirath in the form of a small bottle of wine on the ruins of an Indian temple in the 13th century. The exterior of the temple is inlaid with gold.
This temple tower was once destroyed during the invasion of Thais in the 19th century but was later restored to the original version. With the architecture of Laos culture and identity, the temple tower has become a national symbol of Laos when being printed on banknotes and the national emblem.
According to legend, the tower has preserved the Buddha’s relics, which are a hair and a lot of jewels. Pha That Luang includes the main tower of 45 meter high surrounded by sub-towers which are red lacquer trimmed with gold.
#2.Bokeo Nature Reserve, the ideal ecotourism location
This is a place where has almost all rare animals, the green canopy of tropical forest cover, rich fauna. Most importantly, tourists coming here have opportunities to live in the houses on the tree, experience the feeling of traveling to houses by cables or walk on the “monkey” bridges (kind of footbridge). It is this unique wildness that has made Bokeo Nature Reserve become an impressive adventurous tourist attraction in Laos.
#3.Tham Kong Lo Cave, the most gruesome and interesting site in Laos
#4.Visiting the worldwide famous Kuang Si Waterfall
Considered as one of the world's most beautiful waterfalls, Kuang Si is only about 50 meters wide and pours down from above creating the stairs separating natural wonderful swimming pools. The lakes created by this waterfall are turquoise, so visitors can swim and feel the pristine, cool feature of the mountains here. With the unique and enchanting beauty, Kuang Si This waterfall is one of the impressive tourist destinations of Laos that you can not miss when visiting this country of elephants.
#5.Vieng Xai tunnel - impressive historical siteViengxay caves, formerly known as Xang Lot, in Laotian, means an elephant passing and falling into a cave. This is a system of nearly 500 caves in Viengxay, in the mountainous area in the north of the Kingdom of Laos.
|Vieng Xai Tunnel|
Besides the feeling adventurous or exploring the unique features in the lives of people during the war, or conquering 7 of 500 caves, tourists can admire the beauty of the mountains in Viengxay or admire beautiful the serene picture of the roofs reflected in the river at the foot of the mountain.
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#6.Visiting Mekong River
|Sunset in Mekong River- Laos|
#7.Luang Prabang- the impressive tourist destinationLuang Prabang is one of the favorite destinations in Laos of travelers visiting the country. Surrounded by rolling mountains, located at the junction of the Mekong and with Nam Khan, Luang Prabang owns the majestic natural landscapes which are not faded by the time. Apart from that, Luang Prabang has preserved ancient temples despite many ups and downs in the history.
|Tak Bat in Luang Prabang|
The houses, villas or hotels in Luang Prabang are the exquisite combinations between French architecture and traditional Laotian style. All create a both modern and ancient beauty. It is this unique that makes Luang Prabang become not only an impressive attraction in Laos but also a charming tourist destination in Southeast Asia.
#8.Vang Vieng, the ideal location for backpackersThis is a small town located along the Nam Song River and is considered " the paradise for discovering " of those who love to conquer the rapids in the world. At this point, you should rent a bike and take a trip through the ancient caves. Visiting the ancient villages and learning the culture of the people here are also interesting activities.
|Morning view in Vang Vieng - Laos|
#9.Mountains Tourist attractions in Laos - Muang Ngoi Neua
|Muang Ngoi Neau - The mountain tourist attractions in Laos.|
#10.Discovering the beauty of Si Phan Don (4000 islands)
|The 4000 islands in Mekong - Si Phan Don - Laos|
The unspoiled and peaceful country of Laos is the place which attracts millions of visitors around the world each year. With the ancient architecture of the unique Buddhist works across the country and the pristine natural beauty, Laos will surely give you the experiences which you can not forget. Followings are the destinations you must visit in the country of elephants.
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