VIENTIANEVientiane, the capital of Laos, located in an area where landscapes vary between flat and fertile plains of the Mekong valley and the limestone mountains of the northwest. The countryside around the city is wonderfully filled with rice plateaux, tropical fruit trees and jungles dotted by small quaint villages. The traditional architecture of the city and its temples has attracted numerous tourists. The city of Vientiane was built on the curve of the Mekong river during the 16th century. The old part of Vientiane is charming and very intriguing, it is where ancient temples, museums, parks and monuments meets and are spread all over the area. Vientiane is known for its calm and peaceful atmosphere, its old colonial villas that making this city a must see for all travelers worldwide.
PAKSÉPakse, capital of Champassak region in the Southern of Laos, is famous for producing one of the best Arabica coffees in the world, it is also known for its beautiful orchids, its textile products and its traditional weavings, unique of the Lao's ethnicity. Paksé city was found in 1905 by the French colonists. This city is very interesting for its colonial style buildings and especially the great buildings of the Chinese Society (Franco-Chinese Style), the huge market Talat Dao Heung and its imposing temples of Wat Luang and Wat Tham Fai. Not far from the city you can visit The Vat Phou Temple (also knwon as Wat Phu Champasak) which was registered by the UNESCO as World Heritage attracting numerous travelers each year thanks to its beautiful Khmer's architecture and the its mysterious atmosphere.
LUANG PRABANGIn the north of Laos, Lies Luang Prabang. Located at approximately 360 km away from Vientiane, it was classified as a UNESCO World heritage in 1995, the city is known to be the birthplace of the Lao culture because of its numerous monasteries, temples and other historical monumentssurrounding the area. Beside tourism its main sources of income are agriculture (rice, corn, tabacco, coton and coffee) and breeding (cows, buffaloes, pigs, goats, sheeps, poultry, etc.) There are dozens of ethnic minorities living in the area from which the most present are the Khmus and the H’mongs. In this region we can observe two different seasons: The dry and the rainy season. The annual average temperature is about 26ºC.
Oct -April: 20 to 30°C, dry. Cool weather from December to February: 12 to 24°C.
May -Sept: 25 to 35°C, occasional showers. Rainy period from July to August: 30 to 38°C.
Note: Be careful on the mountain roads that become slippery in July and August.
All year: 20 to30°C.
June- August: occasional showers.
Note: The showers are not frequent and heavy enough to disturb the visits during the rainy season.