If there are 7 days to travel to the country of the Elephants, Laos, then where will you go and what will you do?
Here are some suggestions that may be helpful for you if you still have no idea where to go in this Southeast Asian country.
1. Luang Prabang
Luang Prabang, Laos
Start your journey around Laos from Luang Prabang – the most popular tourist city of Laos. Formerly the ancient capital of Laos, Luang Prabang is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This beautiful city lies in a valley in the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan River in the lush greenery of the forest. When coming here, you will have chance to enjoy a leisurely lifestyle and simple Buddhist style of locals.
2. Mekong River
Mekong River in Laos
The Mekong River, about 4,350 km long, is the largest river in Southeast Asia, originating in China and passing five countries in the region, including Laos. If you travel to Laos in the dry months, you can enjoy the beautiful views of the two rivers from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang. In addition, visitors can also go further to see the river through the thick forest. Contemplating the Mekong River is one of the interesting experiences and also an impressive Lao tour that visitors can’t ignore.
3. Pak Ou cave
Pak Ou Cave is located near Luang Prabang. It is not only a unique tourist destination, but also has spiritual values but also has great historical value. The name “Pak Ou” means cave at the entrance of Ou River. However, this cave has another name that local people often call, that’s Tam Ting cave, which means cave of one thousand Buddhas.
Pak Ou cave
In the cave, thousands of statues of Buddha in all sizes from hand size to nearly the size of a person. Most of these statues are made of wood, painted in red or black, and finally covered with gold leaf. Also there are some made from animal horn, ceramic,…
4. Kuang Si Waterfall
Kuang Si Waterfall is a complex of three waterfalls, nearly 30 km from the ancient capital city of Luang Prabang. This is a destination that many tourists love to visit in Laos. The main waterfall is about 60 m high and falls down to form small pools, similar to the natural swimming pools. You can swim freely.
Kuang Si Waterfall
Previously, this place was free admission, but then collected fares to support the maintenance and conservation. There is also a conservation area for bears with rare bears living there.
5. The field of jars
Spread over the Muong Phuong plateau, the field of jars in Phonsavan town, Xieng Khuang province, is still a challenge to the archaeologists of this country and to the world. The jars here are mostly 1500- and 2,000-year-old.
The field of jars in Laos
And the most frequent questions that people always wonder when coming to this field of jars are where they are used, and why there is only one place in the world, Xieng Khuang. Due to the unresolved mystery surrounding this mysterious place, this place makes it an unforgettable destination for visitors when coming to Laos.
6. Vang Vieng
Vang Vieng, Laos
This is a small town located on the Nam Song River, which is considered a “discovery paradise” for young people who love conquering rapids in the world. Here you should rent a bicycle and take a tour of ancient caves, ancient villages and learn the culture of the people here. Also, do not miss the opportunity to watch the sunset and sunrise on Nam Song River, this beautiful sight has made Vang Vieng an ideal tourist destination for young people who love tranquility of Laos.
7. Pha That Luang
Pha That Luang is the name of a huge gilded stupa in the beautiful capital of Vientiane, an important relic and a great pride for the people of “the land of elephants.”
Pha That Luang, Laos
Built on an old 16th-century Khmer temple, this great temple, despite the many ups and downs of its history, has always kept its architectural beauty as diverse as ever to hold the heart of travelers.