Nicknamed the “Sleeping Beauty of Southeast Asia,” the Lao People’s Democratic Republic has long been isolated, and tourism to this country is still relatively recent. Here, time seems to slow down, even in the capital city of Vientiane, where the pace of life is delightfully peaceful. The government encourages an environmentally respectful approach to its development, aiming to preserve Laos’ natural and untouched beauty. This makes the country a dream destination for nature and wildlife enthusiasts seeking a true escape.
Laos is also a land of Buddhist traditions, where you’ll see saffron-robed monks curiously emerging from wats (temples). And while the rather unflattering title of the most bombed country in the world isn’t a recommendation, a visit to Luang Prabang’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed temples soothes the soul. You can also explore Vientiane, one of the world’s smallest capitals, which follows the same serene rhythm as the Mekong River that flows alongside it.
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The main sites in Laos are:
Luang Prabang – UNESCO World Heritage-listed in 1995, known for its concentration of Buddhist temples and its peaceful location on the banks of the Mekong River. The Mekong River – which crosses Laos from the northwest to the far south of the country, forming a natural border with Thailand; a cruise on the river offers an excellent opportunity to explore some of the most remote regions of the country, often inaccessible by road. The Plain of Jars – explore the landscape scattered with hundreds of mysterious stone jars dating back several centuries.