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What to see in Laos

Laos Attractions


Laos' lush landscape and serene temples are a feast for the senses and a balm for restlessness. Visitors can expect to press pause, reset and dissolve their cares in the company of solemn monks and friendly lay-people.

Vientiane and Luang Prabang are the most popular stops for tourists, though the entire country has retained a gentle grace within Southeast Asia's frenzy of development. Pristine waterfalls, caves of Buddhist statues, ornate stupas, and a meadow full of ancient, mysterious stone jars are all part of the experience.


Kuang Si Falls

Tourists frequently rate the multi-tiered Kuang Si Falls as the top attraction in Luang Prabang. The serene location sees turquoise-green water tumble over a series of limestone terraces and collect…

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Pak Ou Caves

The Pak Ou Caves lie about two hours away from Luang Prabang and are only accessible by boat. They tend to divide opinion among visitors. Some find the area to contain an intriguing spiritual power,…

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Phou Si

Phou Si is a hill near the confluence of the Khan and Mekong rivers. Many visitors use it as a navigation landmark, as it's visible all over town. The hill is also home to several caves, small temples…

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Plain of Jars (Phonsavan)

Located in the Xieng Khouang Plateau of Northern Laos, the mysterious Plain of Jars is an unusual sight and a must-see attraction. Visitors will find hundreds of huge stone jars scattered about the…

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Royal Palace (Haw Kham)

The former Royal Palace is a mixture of French and Lao architecture, and is now a museum. It preserves the monarchy's possessions and has one of the glitziest interiors around. A three-headed elephant…

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Si Phan Don

The famous 4,000 Islands region of Laos unfolds at the Mekong River's tail end. Situated in the far south and lapping over into Cambodia, the area is renowned for its tranquil village life, spectacular…

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That Luang Stupa

That Luang Stupa is a symbol of Buddhism and Lao rule, and is the country's most important religious building. The golden temple and its spire are visible from afar, and are an unforgettable welcoming…

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Wat Xieng Thong (Golden City Temple)

Situated at the tip of Luang Prabang's peninsula, the Golden City Temple is the country's most enchanting monastery and perhaps its most talked-about tourist attraction. Its grandest feature may be…

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Xieng Khuan (Buddha Park)

The site known as Buddha Park is an otherworldly collection of Buddhist and Hindu statues scattered around a riverside meadow. Priest-shaman, myth-maker and sculptor, Luang Pu, designed and built the…

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