About Laos …
Traditionally known as the Kingdom of a Million Elephants, Laos is blessed with verdant countryside, glittering Buddhist temples, languid village life and gentle people. Years of isolation from the wider world have helped preserve Laos’ peaceful nature and allow a glimpse into a quieter time.
Vientiane’s unhurried air reflects its status as Southeast Asia’s smallest capital. Old French colonial villas mix with tranquil Buddhist temples in this quaint city nestled on the banks of the Mekong.
Historic home of the Laotian kings, and formerly Laos’ religious capital, Luang Prabang nestles in a deep river valley ringed by dramatic green mountains. Luang Prabang is listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site for its uniquely preserved architecture and townscape.
One of the last mysteries of Asia lies in the area around Phonsavan. Over 300 giant stone jars, carved out of solid rock, lie scattered around a plateau now known as the Plain of Jars – the mystery remains unsolved.
Scenic limestone karsts and numerous caves can be explored at Vang Vieng, a small village sitting alongside the Nam Song River. At Oudomxai, traditional thatched houses spread across the edge of the valley towards the base of the magnificent mountains.
It’s worth the early morning to watch long lines of silent monks walk through the streets of Luang Prabang collecting their alms. Then head over to the river to watch the landscape come alive in the light of dawn.
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