Laos is a country with many beautiful sceneries that are overwhelming, suitable for travelers with adventurous passion.
1. Bokeo Nature Reserve
This place was built for the purpose of preserving black-cheeked gibbons – the extinct animal species. It will be difficult for tourists to visit the Gibbon reserve, an ecotourism project that combines conservation.
Bokeo nature reserve
Guests will be living on the tree house and walking by swinging the rope. The reserve is home to many elephants, bears, tigers and water buffaloes. In addition, this is also a place to return to the wild animals that are rare and hunted in the ideal location to observe many precious birds with a height of 500 to 1500 meters.
2. Nong Kiau
Nong Kiau, also known as Nong Khiaw, is an attractive tourist destination in Luang Prabang province thanks to its climbing tourism. The bridge connecting the two banks of Nong Kiau across the Nam Ou River is a place not to be missed.
From this bridge, visitors can admire the majestic landscape of mountains and rivers and streams. The adventurous can explore the Pha Tok cave located about 2 km from the village. This was also the residence of the villagers during the Indochina war. Nong Kiau is a relatively backward village, so visitors should not expect too much in the quality of service here.
3. Tham Kong Lo
Tham Kong Lo is a limestone cave lying in the Phu Hin Bin National Park. Situated on Phu Hin Bin River, this is one of the famous geological wonders of Southeast Asia. The cave is over 6.5 km long and has a height of up to 91 meters.
Than Kong Lo
The cave also has a lake of pure water that people worship because they think the water reflects the skin of Indra, a Hindu god. Tourists can visit by boat and overnight stay.
4. Luang Namtha
The capital of Luang Namtha province is the largest city in the northwestern region of Laos. This is a popular place for mountaineers, especially those who choose to travel to Laos by mountain climbing from China.
You can visit the villages of ethnic minorities here by crossing the hills. In addition, renting motorbikes or mountain bikes is a good way to visit nearby villages and waterfalls. After a day of discovery, guests can relax by soak in the herbal sinks. The night market here is also an ideal place to enjoy many interesting specialties.
5. Si Phan Don
This is a beautiful island cluster located on the Mekong River system in southern Laos. The Khone River flows through the Khone waterfall and a chain of 9.7 km of rock rebellious to cripple all means of water.
Si Phan Don
The three main islands here are Don Det, Don Khon and Done Kong, which are very attractive to tourists, although the island resorts are just plain resorts. Motorbikes and Kayaks can be rented here.
Phonsavan is an ideal destination for experiencing the feeling of the American West in Laos. In addition, buffalo fighting is also held every New Year. This place is also famous for its jumbo jumbo – an ancient architectural complex that resembles exotic jars.
7. Wat Phu
This is a complex of ancient Khmer religious complex located on Phu Kao Mountain in Champasak Province. This Hindu temple dates from the eleventh to the 13th centuries and was once part of the Khmer empire stretching from Angkor to the southwestern part of Cambodia.
Wat Phu can be small compared to Angkor, but the crooked houses, crooked crocodile marshes and broken tree trunk has created a very mysterious atmosphere.
8. Vang Vieng
Vang Vieng is a tourist city a four hour drive from Vientiane. Established in the 14th century with the name Mouang Song, then the French changed its name to the present when occupying the city.
It is famous for its limestone hills. Situated along the Nam Song River, there are many activities for visitors such as kayaking, diving or rock climbing. There are also villages of the Hmong here.
The capital of Laos was once a French colony. So you can easily see the influence of the French on the streets here. The most interesting destination here is Pha That Luang – a Buddhist temple dating from 1586 – 49 meters high and is said to preserve the treasures of the Buddha.
Another attractive destination is Wat Si Muang – a city located on the ruins of the ancient Khmer temple. This is a good place for tourists to buy silk.
10. Luang Prabang
This is the most famous tourist destination and once the capital of Laos. Luang Prabang is located at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers, which is home to many Buddhist monasteries and temples.
There are plenty of waterfalls here, and in some places you can also visit the elephant. The night market at the end of the main street is also a good place to buy souvenirs or enjoy fried moss – a specialty here.