Overview for Laos
Discover floating villages and majestic temples in Laos, a region which is rich in history and natural beauty.
Laos is for many the epitome of the unspoilt face of South East Asia. Devoutly Buddhist and ethnically diverse with it’s many hill tribes, this tiny landlocked country is waiting to be explored. A land of fertile plains, rugged highlands and evidence of the old French colonies of Indochina, Laos has a cultural tradition that stretches back over thousands of years.
Our top picks for Laos
1.Luang Prabang - Unesco-listed former royal capital packed with dazzling temples and French colonial charm
2. Vang Vieng - Traveller’s haven with stunning karst scenery and plenty of adventure activities
3. Si Phan Don - A series of lazy islands kissed by the turquoise waters of the Mekong. Get thee to a hammock – between tubing, cycling and spotting the rare Irrawaddy dolphin
4. Wat Phu Champasak - World heritage-listed ancient temple in a peaceful hillside setting
5. Phonsavan - Mysterious Plain of Jars and shocking reminders of the Indochina wars