Laos Travel Guide

Laos is the most peaceful country in Southeast Asia, where time seems to stand still, a country that has managed to keep its authenticity and identity. That is also a special thing that attracts tourists to Laos. But do you and your customers already have enough tourist information about this place? We bring a Laos travel guide, helping travelers know the best time and the best places to visit Laos, making their trip more enjoyable and fulfilling!

 

In the North, luxurious landscapes and rice plateau on the mountain sides rise in Luang Prabang, a quiet little town at the Mekong river banks.This place is the landmark of Buddhism in the country. 

 

One of the best places to visit Laos is Vientiane, the capital famous for its French architecture. Not far from Vientiane, Vang Vieng is an interesting tourist destination located between Luang Prabang and Vientiane. This is a small town that still retains the wild character exuding from the green of the trees and the peaceful flowing river. Visitors from Asia to Europe all over the world come to this place for relaxation and entertainment.

 

In the South, Pakse city was founded by the French in 1905, the Bolaven Plateau and its imposing jungle, its waterfalls and the elephant rides. In the far south, the 4000 islands of the Mekong River. 

 

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BEST TIME TO VISIT LAOS

General Overview

The best time to visit Laos is during the dry season, from November to May. Temperatures don't fall below 15°C and begin to rise from the end of March to May. Avoid the monsoon season, which starts between May and July and lasts until November. During these heavy rains, temperatures average between 25 and 30°C. It is also wise to choose your time according to the places you want to visit. The hot months of April and May make it uncomfortable in the south, but it's a great time if you're heading to the cooler north of the country. In Laos you'll find unquestionable authenticity, despite the country's tumultuous past. Parts of the countryside are untouched wildernesses and the Laotians are some of the most welcoming people on the planet.

The North

The north of Laos is home to the country's mountains. You'll find Luang Prabang, the former royal capital and one of the most intriguing cities in Laos. Outside of the town, there's a rural life to explore, where culturally rich, sparsely populated areas are dotted with wood and bamboo houses. You can hop on a boat or kayak and coast along rivers that wind their way through a stunning countryside. And you mustn't miss going on a forest trek. According to the Laos travel guide, we recommend visiting northern Laos during April and May, so as to avoid the rains and colder months..

The South

The south of Laos is perfect for the adventurers amongst you. You can enjoy loads of activities along the River Mekong, away from the tourist-focused ones organized in some villages. Breathe in the beauty of the ancient Khmer temples and enjoy the pleasant ambiance of Pakse. Head out of Pakse to the Bolaven Plateau with its stunning waterfalls. And explore Si Phan Don, the 'Four Thousand Islands' that sits on the Cambodian border. Best to go during the dry season between November and March. You'll avoid the rain and it isn't too hot.

BEST PLACE TO VISIT LAOS

Luang Prabang

In the north of Laos, Lies Luang Prabang is 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 monuments surrounding the area. Beside tourism, its main sources of income are agriculture  and breeding. There are dozens of ethnic minorities living in the area from which the most present are the Khmus and the H’mongs. 


Vientiane

Vientiane, 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 has attracted numerous tourists. The old part of Vientiane is charming and very intriguing, it is where ancient temples, museums and monuments meet and are spread all over the area.

Pakse

Pakse, 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 traditional weavings, unique of the Lao's ethnicity. Besides, 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. 

Vang Vieng

With the advantage of ideal terrain - back against the mountain, facing the river, Vang Vieng town hides in itself a wild and peaceful feature on the Nam Song river. Vang Vieng is not too famous for food, beautiful architecture, but every year, it attracts a huge number of tourists, many times higher than the number of 50,000 locals. Because it is the first choice for those who like to explore wild nature and active games such as climbing, kayaking. skiing, zipline….