Must Visit Places in Bangkok
Si Phan Don (4000 ISLANDS), Champasak
Make sure to look at the biggest waterfall in Southeast Asia, and have discussions with the inviting local people. Outside of the visitor town, one can get a look at nearby individuals, rice ranches and a lot of homestead creatures, particularly cows.
Highlights – Dolphins, Tham Phu Khiaw, Tat Somphamit, Khon Phapeng Falls, Wat Phu Khao Kaew
Location - Champasak, Laos.
Opening Hours: 7:30AM–9PM
Pak Ou Caves, Luang Prabang
These caves are mainly noted for the miniature Buddha sculptures. Innumerous small and damaged wooden Buddhist figures have been laid out on the wall shelves taking positions, including that of peace, rain, meditation, teaching, and reclining (or nirvana). One can reach the Pak Ou caves by boat. The trip takes about 2 hours upstream from the Luang Prabang with a magnificent scenery along River Mekong and the limestone mountains. The way back downstream consumes over an hour. One may alternatively go by a tuk tuk, cab or minivan to the Ban Pak Ou village that’s opposite of caves on the other side of the river.
Buddha Park, Vientiane
The most outstanding ones include Indra, the king of Hindu gods riding the three-headed elephant (aka Erawan and Airavata), a four-armed deity sitting on a horse and an artistic deity with 12 faces and many hands, each holding interesting objects.
Highlights – This explains why his park is full not only of Buddha images but also of Hindu gods as well as demons and animals from both beliefs.
Location – Vientiane Capital
Opening Hours- 8am to 4pm
Wat Phu, Champasak
The Buddha statue in the sanctuary made of marble, the outside outline is like configuration in Rattanagshi period. Inside the sanctuary has an anecdote about Buddha, spoke to by divider painting. This divider painting indicates story of ten resurrections of Buddha, and each of incarnation speak to activity of Buddha; for instance, industriousness and benevolence which prompt the following incarnation as an understood Buddha.
Highlights – Middle Level, Upper Level, Lower Level, Prasat
Location - In Pakse, the main city of Champasack Province in southwestern Laos.
Opening Hours: All year round
Best time to visit: November to March
That Luang, Vientiane
Luang had been through a lot. So this stupa has been reconstructed several times because of damage. Finally, a new design and art of the stupa was created by an architect from France in 18thcentury. Pha That Luang is so large that you need to have lot of time in your hand to explore the whole temple. This Lao culture will definitely impress you.
The Plain Of Jars, Xiangkhoang Plateau
Be that as it may, also intriguing than the jugs themselves is the secret of which civilisation made them. Surprisingly, no one knows. In the mean time, a whimsical legend guarantees that they were made to mix boundless amounts of rice wine to praise the neighbourhood individuals' sixth century freedom from unfeeling overlords by the Tai-Lao saint Khun Jeuam.
Highlights – Thong Hai Hin, Visit the MAG Information Centre opposite Craters restaurant, Stop at the excellent Plain of Jars visitor information centre.
Location - Laos
Entrance fee - US$ 1.30
Opening Hours - 9 am to 5 pm
Bolaven Plateau Waterfalls
Its ripe fields permit ranchers to deliver a portion of the best tea and espresso in the nation (espresso remains Laos' greatest horticultural fare.) Tourism has ended up another critical wellspring of wage for local people as the territory has practically boundless trekking and daytrip opportunities.
Highlights – Southern Laos by scooter, Ban Saphai, Tad Fane, Tad Yuang Gneuang, Uttayan Bajiang.
Location - Southern Laos
Wat Xieng Thong, Luang Prabang
Dotted around the Sim are stupas and three chapel halls or Hor Tai. The rest two show striking external mirror-shard mosaics depicting the village life and exploits of Siaw Sawa. The Hor Pa Maan or the success Buddha sanctuary is usually locked except the week following Pi Mai. The Hor Tai Pha Sai-nyaat contains a rare reclining Buddha.
Mekong Riverside Park
Products on offer are fairly typical of night markets throughout the region. You will find a predictable array of Buddhist-inspired paintings and knickknacks, cheap sunglasses, and Beer Lao T-shirts. The clothes stalls tend to be geared towards the backpacker market with fishermen pants and one-size-fits-all dresses and skirts.
Highlights – Built in 1958 by Luang Pu Bunleua Sulilat, the three-headed elephant (aka Erawan and Airavata)
Location – Night Market Quai Fa Ngum Vientiane Laos
Best time to visit: 6pm to 7:30pm
Nong Khiaw is basic in design and sufficiently little to stroll around. It's conceivable to lease a bicycle at the Riverside Bungalows and Delilah's to investigate the 2 streets and encompassing territory.
Highlights – Indochina Traverse, Northern Laos Explorer, Laos Family Adventure
Location - Northern Laos
Pathet Lao caves
The caverns were utilized for living and acting as a part of in light of the fact that the U. S. Aviation based armed forces was bombarding the territory so vigorously. Local people say that ranchers needed to cultivate around evening time to abstain from besieging strikes. Vieng Xay served as a base for the Communist strengths (and holding office for caught US servicemen) in light of the fact that it was near the Vietnamese fringe for logistical and political backing.
Highlights – Nok Ann Cave, Noua Waterfall.
Location - North-Eastern Laos
Tham Kong Lo, Khammouane
Your creative energy will be in overdrive as the vessel takes you facilitate into the bat-dark obscurity – you may compare it to Middle Earth (the lights of different water crafts like Gollum's eyes gulped in the misery) or the Greek Underworld of Hades. Whichever way you won't ever overlook it.
Highlights – Konglor Cave, The Loop, The Town, Tha Falang.
Location - Laos
Best time to visit: November to April
When you leave town the wide open is overwhelmed by green slopes and pine timberlands. Towns comprise of vivid wood houses and frequently raise dairy cattle. You will see more than one Hmong rancher with chestnut and violet cowpoke caps. Amid Hmong New Year there are even bullfights in Phonsavanh.
Highlights – SOS orphanage, Navang Craft Centre, The Mulberry Silk Farm
Location - Laos
Amid the 1960s, political improvements in Laos were compelling later on of this entire locale. The United States trusted that Laos was urgent in the counteractive action of comrade extension, so this little nation got to be made up for lost time in the contention between the US and the north Vietnamese.
Highlights – Vieng Xai Caves visitor centre
Location - Laos
Wat Sisaket, Vientiane
In the event that meeting the sanctuary at a young hour in the morning, guests will go over the numerous local people that go to beg and make merit and in addition to offer nourishment to the friars. It is an enchanting day by day function to witness. The sanctuary is very shady as it is encompassed by tropical organic product trees.
Highlights – Wat Si Saket, Vientiane, City on the Mekong, The Rugged Charm of the, Top of the Land of a Million Elephants
Opening Hours: Daily from 08:00 – 16:00
Location: On Lan Xang Road (across the street from the Presidential Palace), Vientiane
Prices: 5,000 Kip per person.
Throughout the hundreds of years, Bokeo has remained a critical stopover for Chinese brokers going by water crafts in the middle of China and Thailand. These days, the main association in the middle of Bokeo and Chiang Rai is by means of ship and speedboat.
Highlights – Jom Khao Manilat, French-built Fort Carnot, Huay Xai Chiang Kong
Location: Ban Houayxay
That Ing Hang Stupa, Savannakhet
|That Ing Hang Stupa is around nine meters high with wonderful cutting and improvement. It's accounted for to house a relic of Buddha's spine. The sixteenth century stupa is situated in Savannakhet, Central Laos. Savannakhet itself is well known as the origin of Laos' famous previous pioneer, Kaysone Phomvihane. |
It was otherwise called a French exchanging station back in provincial times thusly there are various vintage French pilgrim and Sino-Franco structures in the business locale. The hallowed stupa is an essential spot of love for Laotian Buddhists as well as Thai Buddhists who live in northern Thailand.
Highlights – Visit That Ing Hang Temple, an important place of Buddhists and national treasure of Laos. Discover the mixture architecture of Hindu and Buddhist style as well as the beautiful embossments
Opening Hours: Daily from 08:00 – 18:00
Location: In Ban That Village about 15km north of Kaysone Phomvihane District, Savannakhet Province in Central Laos
Kuang Sii Waterfalls, Luang Prabang
One can make way to the waterfalls on a hired motorcycle with some scenic village en-route or book a tour. Many opt for an unusual alternative and hire a boat and ride down River Mekong before catching yet another boat for the short hop across to these falls.
UXO Laos Visitor Center
UXO Laos visitors’ center usually stays Open from Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 12:00 and in the evenings from 13:00 to 16:00. There is no entrance fee or to the exhibition. This UXO Laos Luang Prabang visitor centre is exhibits with just 2rooms the different kinds of unexploited munitions (UXO), along with series of illustrations with appropriate data related to various wars that previously affected the country, the impact on civilian population and tasks of decontamination and cleaning are also exposed.
Elephant Village, Luang Prabang
The area around Elephant Village offers approximately 4 hectares of lush green nature, and sandbank at the camp allowing visitors to watch Elephants during their daily bath. A beautiful Elephant Lodge is connected via a small path, only a few hundred meters from the "Elephant Village", offering a simple but relaxing stay with well-furnished rooms in exclusive colonial style.
Mount Phousi, Luang Prabang
The popular time for visiting Mount Phousi is in the late afternoon, to watch the sunset over the Luang Prabang and surrounding countryside. For a much awaited peaceful experience, the sunrise view is worth catching, especially from the hill top. The Thanon Phousi staircase is comprising 355 steps zigzagging up till the summit, is well paved, offering several resting spots all along. The Wat Tham Phousi shrine, featuring a huge-bellied Buddha nestling in a grotto and reclining Buddha can be spotted halfway up on the hill. The golden Wat Chomsi, built in 1804 sits on top of Mount Phousi.
Other Places to Visit in Laos
Places to Visit in Vientiane
23. Xieng Nyeun Temple
24. Presidential Palace
25. Haw Pha Kaeo
26. World Peace Gong
27. Lao National Museum
Places to Visit in Vang Vieng
29. Tham Nam Water Cave
30. Tham Poukham Cave
31. Kaeng Nyui Waterfall
Places to Visit in Luang Prabang
33. Tad Thong Waterfall
34. Mai Suwannapumaram
35. Haw Kham (Royal Palace)
Offbeat Places to Visit in Laos
37. Wat Phou Salao
38. Ban Tong Night Market
39. Phu Chi Fa
41. Chom Ong Cave
43. Dong Ampham National Biodiversity Conservation Area
44. Nam Ngum Dam
45. Bamboo Bridge
46. Pha Ngern View Point
47. Phu Hin Bun National Protected Area
48. Cave of the Monkeys
49. Whiskey Village
50. Sacred Heart Cathedral