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  • Check out this list of about 25 best things to do in Laos, a country with a 10000 years old history that narrates its evolution and transitions. Laos can be marked as the next definite place to visit for your bucket list since this landlocked country has a lot in its store to show you. Waterfalls, rivers, mountains, Buddha temples,
    French architecture embedded buildings magnify the already beautiful country.

    To be listed out, a visit to mount Phousi, Kuang Si waterfall, rock climbing in Vang Vieng, biking in the mountains, white water rafting in Nam Song River, hot air balloon ride are the best options which can make your tour of Laos perfect. Along with the sightseeing and activities, delving into night shopping will let you view a detailed presentation of the Lao life clearly.

    Here are some Things to do in Laos:

  • 01Cycling

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    Laos mountain biking or cycling trip is a different experience. Hire a cycle and ride through manybeautiful local villages, which makes your trip memorable. Set your journey to Luang Prabang.Along the way you will see local people are producing handmade ‘Sa’ paper. Take out some times and enjoy with various ethnic village groups and have some delicious local foods.If you love cycling in rural areas and interact with local people, then this trip certainly offers this possibility.

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    The Laos bicycle tours are most popular among the tourists as cycling holidays. Laos is an amazing, peaceful country, still comparatively undamaged by western values. This journey starts from the capital city Vientiane. This place is located on the banks of the River Mekong and has a different elegant charm. This unique cycle journey continues through the Mekong. You can enjoy the rural scenic beauty during the entire journey and finally you have to back from where you’ve started.
    Cycling Tour at Vientiane in Laos

    Cycling Tour at Vientiane in Laos

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  • 02Trekking

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    Laos is popular for its trekking tour. Adventure lovers often come here to set a trekking, climbing and rafting expedition. This experience is unique because, this trekking activity covers a long area with forests, rivers, mountain and many more difficulties. This journey will take five to six days to end. A guide will be there to help you all the time. You should carry flashlights, water bottles, foods and some other thing which will help you throughout the journey. You can also enjoy local foods.

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     Local people are very helpful but it is better that you should carry your necessities. Always follow the instructions of your guide, otherwise this journey will become little difficult for you to continue. Avoid June to September time because, in this time you might face difficulties for rain. Carry some protections which can help to stay away from harmful insects in the forest area during your trekking journey.
    Trekking Trip in Kuang Si near Luang Prabang

    Trekking Trip in Kuang Si near Luang Prabang

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  • 03Luang Say Cruise Upstream 2d 1n

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  • 04Magic Lao by Bike

    Magic Lao by Bike
  • 05Full Day Hill Tribe Village Safari

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    About the Activity:
    • Embark in this exciting hill tribe village safari tour and learn about the different tribes of this region.
    • Start your trip at 9:00 AM after getting picked up from your hotel or the mentioned location Ban XiengMuane, Luang Prabang,Lao PDR in an air-conditioned Minivan.
    • Visit the famous Ban Phanom, a weaving village and then the Henri Mouhot Tomb, where the famous explorer of Angkor Wat is buried.
    • Explore the Ban Hathien, a traditional knife making village,Ban Pickyai and explore the rice fields of Ban Na Tan and Ban Kokwan.
    • Meet the ethnic and the traditional people and learn about their culture.
    • Continue your visit to the Hmong village Ban Bohae up the hilly dirt road to the top of the Longlanh mountain which offers breathing views.
    • Conclude your tour at around 5:00 PM in the evening and get dropped back to your hotel.
  • 06Nam Khan River Experience

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  • 07Kayaking at Nam Ou in Laos

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    About the Activity:
    • Join this one day trip for enjoying kayaking as well as trekking in Nam Au river. Find adventure through out the trip with the accompaniment of a soothing river.
    • Get picked up from your hotel around 09:00 AM, then go up to the north where the Kayak starting point is located and listen to the instruction from the guide's mouth before you set out for paddling.
    • Start paddling through the river, pass the Eagle limestone at the mount of Ou river to Mekong river and it is facing the famous Buddha cave.
    • Enjoy your lunch aftermath on the banks of Mekong river and then explore the lower and upper caves.
    • Visit a nearby village, Ban Xang Hai that has been involving making clay jars used to ferment wine. Move on to reach back Luang Prabang after you witness the traditional villages that make  Lao silk and Sa paper.
    • Conclude this trip around 05:00 PM by biking back to the Jewel Travel Laos office.

  • 08Kayaking in Nam Khan River in Laos

    Kayaking in Nam Khan River in Laos
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    About the Activity:
    • If you are looking for a real time adventure in rivers, head out to partake in a kayaking trip on Nam Khan river in Laos.
    • This one day trip consists of trekking and kayaking. Start your trip from Luang Prabang at 09:00 AM and get driven to the starting point at Ban Mout village.
    • After getting a detailed instruction from the guide start paddling through the river, enjoy the beautiful scenery and see some villages of minorities on the banks of Nam Khan river and finally after a ine and a half hour long kayaking you will reach Tad Sae waterfall.
    • Enjoy your lunch before you get to excite by exploring the beautiful waterfall and indulge in swimming too in the cold pools.
    • Paddle back  and on the way you will observe the local life and their old traditions, after kayaking reach the banks to see the tomb of Henri Mahout.
    • Further, you move to wind up your tour around 05:00 PM at Luang Prabang town.
  • 09Whiskey Village (Ban Xang Hai)

    Ban Xang Hai or Whisky Village is a tiny village located near the Mekong River. It draws visitors with its special strong whisky produced from rice which is sometimes fermented and sold in bottles. Lao-Lao comprises an integral part of the Lao culture. It is used during ceremonies for blessing and tourists are often offered a shot of firewater (or large glass) when on a village visit. Home to only a few people, this ancient settlement, offers the locals and the travellers’ handcrafted hooch.

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    Pulling up in a boat, along a shore and sipping from bamboo straws and learning about the whole fermentation procedure is a good idea. Visitors get the opportunity of buying this alcoholic creation, but those preferring water instead of whisky can watch locals weave Lao silk or go on a spree to buy locally made paper and fabrics. The only negative aspect about Ban Xang Hai is that jars of Lao-Lao may contain wildlife. A visit to the Whisky Village is often followed by a trip to the Pak Ou Caves since these two popular spots are located beside one another on Mekong River.
  • 10Climb Mount Phousi

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    Mount Phousi rises about 150mtrs from the centre of Luang Prabang and is located between the Thanon Sisavangvong and the Thanon Phousi. From the summit, a 360-degree spectacular look of the city with River Mekong to the north, River Khan to its south and east, with all the temples, and surrounding landscape with the mountains has been marked favorite by tourists. When it comes to climbing Mount Phousi there are numerous steps. However the climb is gentle for one with reasonable health.

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    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.
  • 11White Water Rafting On The Nam Song River

    Laos is popular among the adventure lovers. There are so many adventurous options for tourists. River rafting is one of them. You can start your rafting journey from Phatang village through the river Nam Song. First, check and maintain your safety equipment, then start rafting. Different type of boats and kayak are also available here. So you can also enjoy them. Sometimes accidents also occur here during this water sport. So be careful and have fun.

    You can take help of professionals too, if you want. Some people visit Laos only for this water sport. So you will easily find some expert partners for rafting journey. Rafting will be included in the package with other adventurous sports. For these adventures Laos is an ideal holiday destination. River rafting or kayaking will take 6-7 hours to complete the whole session. So go and enjoy the river sport experience.
  • 12Dolphin Viewing

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    The river Mekong, is famous for dolphin viewing. You can set your journey through a boat, where you’ll be able to see dolphins. But it is being hard for these dolphins to survive nowadays. Fishermen are using nets more and more for fishing and this thing is being difficult for dolphins to live there peacefully. These dolphins are trying to live here peacefully but they can’t, because of some unhealthy environment.

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    Some local people who collect fish try to use different kind of nets or blasts or some other bad techniques to catch fish. So dolphins are struggling hard to live here. As a tourist your job is not only enjoy this beautiful view, but also help this innocent and lovely species. This journey will take you from Vientiane to Luang Prabang. You’ll be also able to see some dolphin activities here, which you’ll never forget in your life.
  • 13Take a hot air balloon ride in Vang Vieng

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    Vang Vieng is a place, where you can have all kind of fun experiences. Hot air ballooning is one of them. This amazing balloon ride will help you to float over Vang Vieng. These balloon pilots are internationally trained hot air balloon pilots and they have proper experience of many years, so you don’t have to be worried, just relax and enjoy the beauty. This hot air balloon trip is extremely expensive ride but Vang Vieng balloon trip is much cheaper than the other countries.



    This hot air balloon will cover almost 800 meters area. This is the easiest way to see the beauty of the mountains & greenery of Laos. You’ll get the opportunity to float over the river, Nam Song. This hot air balloon experience will mesmerized your eyes. You need to spend around 75-80$ this hot air balloon ride, so don’t miss this outstanding opportunity of Laos.
  • 14The Gibbon Experience

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    Gibbon experience of Laos is popular for adventure lovers. This Gibbon Experience activity was started before 2006. This assignment has a motive to save the forest of Huay Xai. You should set this trip for 2 days at least. Here you’ll get a beautiful treehouse to stay. In this package, there are number of trekking options, treehouse overnight stay and zip lining.

    Tree houses are among the world's tallest and set in natural theatres with spectacular views. Here you can enjoy delicious meals with outstanding green views. You can easily get all stuffs- torch, gloves, water and other essential things before you start, from Huay Xai Gibbon Experience office.

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    Make sure your camera and flash light will be fully charged. This package will cost around 190US$. You can extend this Gibbon tour if you want, because you won’t be able to leave the green forest. Then you need to pay little more extra.
  • 15A SLOW BOAT DOWN THE MEKONG

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    Slow boating is famous in Laos, which is a popular attraction of tourists. This slow boat trip will take you to the Luang Prabang through the river Mekong. You can book your slow boat trip through a travel agency. Slow boat trip will take two to three days to end. This package will cost 300,000 to 350,000 kip or more. You can plan this trip with your family and friends. This peaceful journey starts from the border area.

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     In the rainy season, this river might not be so friendly to float. So it is better to avoid the rainy season, so you can enjoy the beautiful green scenery of Laos. Start your journey around 11:30 in the morning. You’ll get your snacks and meals over there. This boat journey gives you a different feeling and you can’t forget this memory in your life. So make a plan for slow boat tour.
    Full Day Nam Khan Boat Trip

    Full Day Nam Khan Boat Trip

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  • 16That Luang

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    Laos is popular for Buddhist stupas. In the heart of Laos you will find Pha That Luang, which is covered with gold and huge in size. Pha That Luang was established before 5thcentury. The best time to visit the stupa in the morning after 8am or after 1pm. Closing time of the stupa is 4pm. You can rent the religious uniform of the stupa, if you want. This stupa is 45meters in height and made like pyramid in pattern. To enter you need to pay 50,000 kip.

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    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.
  • 17Lao Massage

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    Laos is famous for spa and massage. This traditional treatment will help you to take rest after your hectic journey. This massage will maintain body pressure according to the body weight. It starts from your foot, then covers the whole body and ends up to the head. It takes 1-2 hours, but you can ask for some extra. Laos massage provides your body a complete relaxation. If you have any kind of pain in your body, then the stuffs of the spa will provide you a treatment accordingly.

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    During this session, you need to wear a towel. This massage will help your body tissues to work properly and give your mind a refreshment. Laos massage will cost around 50,000-65,000 kip for an hour. A different type of oil body massage is also there, which is little costly. If you want this oil massage, then you need to pay more than 80,000 kip for an hour.
  • 18Shopping In The Night market

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    Laos night market is the best place to shop, not because of the products but the location and ambience of the amazing night market. This is an open air mall located in Vientiane. Every night local people of Vientiane sell local and traditional items here. This market is located beside of river Mekong. So this unique shopping area is another attraction for the tourists. Red lights and sound of Mekong makes the environment delightful.

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    This market gets crowded at night and becomes the busiest shopping area of Laos. You can easily get something beautiful and unique to buy as a memory of Laos. The interesting part of this riverside market is, it appears after evening time and disappears before it gets morning light. Things are not that expensive here, so you can buy anything for gifting purpose. So don’t miss the chance to visit the riverside night market of Vientiane.
  • 19Fullday Elephant Experience & Trails Of Falls

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  • 20Si Phan Don (4000 ISLANDS)

     The Four Thousand Islands have three primary destinations for travellers Don Island Khong is the greatest, yet separated from the typical chill&look there's nothing incredible to do there. A great many people head to Don Det or Don Khon, where convenience is less expensive, you can stroll to one of the huge Mekong-Falls independent from anyone else, and biking and strolling and swimming in the stream is only the same as in Don Khong. An excellent arrangement of islands, set against an apathetic and twisting area of the Mekong. 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.

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    Highlights – Dolphins, Tham Phu Khiaw, Tat Somphamit, Khon Phapeng Falls, Wat Phu Khao Kaew

    Location - Champasak, Laos.

    Opening Hours: 7:30AM–9PM
  • 21Rock Climbing in Vang Vieng

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    Rock climbing in Laos is popular among the tourists. If you are not a climber, so there is a good option for you, which helps you to get some knowledge about climbing. There is a school where you can train yourself for rock climbing. Here you’ll get many information and instruction to climb the rocks in a day. This training costs around 250,000 kip. You can apply for some more days as well. Your guide will give you a list for useful things you have to carry during your climb journey.

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    Try to follow all the instructions of your trainer and your guide. After September, start your journey for Thakhek climbing. You’ll get place to take rest when you climb the rocks of Vang Vieng. June to September is the rainy season and won’t be that climb friendly weather. So try to avoid this time of the year.
  • 22Mountain Biking in Laos

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    Rock climbing in Laos is popular among the tourists. If you are not a climber, so there is a good option for you, which helps you to get some knowledge about climbing. There is a school where you can train yourself for rock climbing. Here you’ll get many information and instruction to climb the rocks in a day. This training costs around 250,000 kip.

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    You can apply for some more days as well. Your guide will give you a list for useful things you have to carry during your climb journey. Try to follow all the instructions of your trainer and your guide. After September, start your journey for Thakhek climbing. You’ll get place to take rest when you climb the rocks of Vang Vieng. June to September is the rainy season and won’t be that climb friendly weather. So try to avoid this time of the year.
  • 23Caving in Laos

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    If you’re a cave lover then you should go for the Laos caving experience. Vang Vieng is the perfect option for you. This place is surrounded by caves. Tourists love to visit Vang Vieng for cave expeditions. There are many small unexplored caves. Guide will help you in this expedition. You need to carry small kind of flashlights. This expedition gives a different kind of goose bumps.

    The helper person will give you more information about your expedition and also tell you to carry some useful stuffs for your safety. These caves are completely natural and undeveloped. Rarely there will be steps, or lights, or guiding ropes.

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    Travel companies won’t help you in this, so you have to arrange this all by yourself, and for that your little extra effort will be needed.
    Hire a mountain bike or a cycle and ride to these beautiful Vang Vieng caves.
  • 24The Plain Of Jars

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    Monster stone jugs of obscure antiquated starting point are scattered over many square kilometers around Phonsavan, giving the territory the deceptive name of Plain of Jars. Truth be told it's no to a greater extent a plain than the rice-dish valleys at Muang Sing or Luang Namtha, and surely the vast majority of the inquisitive container destinations are on slopes. 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 neighborhood 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
  • 25Kuang Si Waterfalls

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    Kuang Si waterfall is an amazing beauty of Laos, which will take your breath away. This beautiful creation of nature will mesmerized you. It is located in few kilometers away from Luang Prabang. This waterfall is surrounded by trees which have beautiful green and yellow leaves. This scenic beauty and the sound of the waterfall make a dramatic ambience and a small natural pool kind of area. Visit this place early in the morning and don’t forget to take a natural bath in this beautiful waterfall.

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    You might have to pay to visit this area. The money they collect from the tourists, use to maintain the whole area of Kuang Si. This place is maintained nicely for visitors. People often come here not only to enjoy the scenic beauty, but also for swimming. It gives you a pleasant experience and relaxation after a long adventurous journey of Laos.

Attractions

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Waterfalls Of The Bolaven Plateus

Bolaven Plateau in southern Laos is popular for its incredible landscape, ethnic towns and unexplored corners. It's presumably best known for being home to some of Southeast Asia's most awesome waterfalls including Tad Fane and Dong Hua Sao (otherwise known as Taat Fang). The level's rise goes around from 1,000 to 1,350 meters above ocean level and here the climate all in all is milder than whatever is left of the nation, getting cool, particularly during the evening. 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
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Vieng Xai

Vieng Xai (likewise Vieng Xay, Vieng Sai) is a region and town in Hua Phan Province. The town is situated on Route 6, 30 Km from Sam Neua (Province capital) and 55 km from the Vietnam/Laos outskirt in Na Meo. The greatest fascination of the town are the caverns. The previous Pathet Lao central command of Vieng Xai sit in a striking valley of prolific slopes and limestone bluffs loaded with caverns, a few of which were utilized to shield the Pathet Lao officers amid the second indo-china war. 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
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Black Stupa (That Dam)

That Dam, or black stupa, is located on a quiet roundabout not far from Talat Sao (the morning market) and the American Embassy. That in Laotian refers to an inverted bell shape (or unopened lotus flower) structure that usually contains relics of the Buddha. Legend has it that a seven-headed water serpent – a ‘Naga’ lived here to protect the stupa that was once covered in pure gold.

During the Siamese-Laotian war in the 1820s, the gold was pillaged and taken to Siam, now Thailand, leaving the legacy that is the black stupa today. Known as the ‘Black Stupa', many locals believe this mythological structure was once inhabited by a seven-headed dragon (now dormant) that stood to protect the city from the threat of the Siamese.



Highlights
: Known as the ‘Black Stupa', many locals believe this mythological structure was once inhabited by a seven-headed dragon (now dormant) that stood to protect the city from the threat of the Siamese.

Location
: Chantha Khoumane Road, Vientiane
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Patuxai Victory Monument

With its crenellated upper level topped with five ornate towers in the traditional Laos style, the Patuxai Victory Monument cuts a distinctive figure on the Vientiane skyline. It forms the centre piece of Patuxai Park, and is dedicated to the Laos who were killed in the fight to gain independence from France, as well as from the nation’s earlier occupiers, Siam and Japan.

 

Highlights
: Patuxai was built between 1957 and 1968 using funds from the U.S. government.

Opening Hours
: From 08:00 to 16:30 on Mondays to Fridays, and 08:00 to 17:00 on Saturdays and Sundays.

Location
: Patuxai is situated at the far end of Thanon Lane Xang in the government and diplomatic district. The monument sits on the large ‘island’ formed where the avenue splits into two, opposite the Ministry of Justice to the south and the Prime Minister’s office to the north.
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Mekong River boat trip

At 4,350 km, River Mekong is the longest river in Southeast Asia. The Lower Mekong forms a part of the border of Burma (Myanmar) and Laos, and of Laos and Thailand. Two typical journeys along the Mekong areA Three-day cruisethat begins at theSiem Reap, covering Chnok Trou (the floating village), the Kampong Chhnang, the Kompong Tralech, the Koh Chen and finishes at the Phnom Penh. Low water at Tonle Sap Lake can alter this itinerary.



A Seven-day cruisefromthe Siem Reap, a cruise covering the Chnok Tru, the Kompong Chhnang, the Kompong Tralach, the Phnom Penh, the Koh Dek Chau, Chau Doc, the Vinh Long, the Cai Be, the My Theo and finishes at the Ho Chi Minh City. Most river ships on the Mekong have been built recently, and artful replicas of the “colonial” river steamers have been done, accommodating less than a hundred passengers. The cabins, in general, are quite comfortable and practical though recent additions include luxurious options.
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Morning Market

Vientiane Talaat Sao, the morning market is widely known for offering a wonderful selection of the local offerings, mostly of fabric-based stuff. The stalls and shops stay open from early till about 17:00. The indoor market, older and newer malls have been fused together to make Talaat Sao the favored shopping centre for both the locals and the visitors. Mostly the indoor mall keeps featuring household appliances, the knock-off electronics and watches. A few vendors sell delicious Lao ice cream sundaes with yummy coconut ice-cream, nuts, jelly sweets and sticky rice. For buying a sinh, traditional Lao skirt, and endless choices of fabrics are available. Silk scarves, wooden boxes, carvings and bowls are scattered over shops.



 There are shops selling snakes in trinkets and Lao whiskey. Lao herbal remedies are sold. The older mall, opposite of the bus station is of three storeys selling Western as well as Lao clothing alongside electronic goods. Those desperate for parts for a phone, laptops or cameras, find this the ideal place to visit. If one has been looking for traditional styles, the Lao Cotton keeps quality stuff, so does few other shops. The newer mall attempts to raise the standards, and thus features high-end cosmetics, accessories, gold traders and better electronics.
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Vang Vieng

Vang Vieng (additionally Vang Viang) is a riverside town in Central Laos. The town hosts been known as a get-together destination for quite a long time, and whilst regardless this remaining parts more open air situated exercises are currently accessible, for example, mountain biking, trekking, kayaking, giving in, swimming and shake climbing. Vang Vieng is on Highway #13 in the middle of Vientiane and Luang Prabang - by transport (street and transport conditions allowing) around 6-8 hrs from Luang Prabang, around 3-4 hr from Vientiane. Thruway #13 is a two-path street in genuinely great condition with the exception of a couple knocks nearer to the urban communities, nothing to stress over. The street between Vang Vieng and Luang Prabang is rocky and brags astounding view and also beneficial looks of Lao town life.



Highlights – Tubing, Lao-style steam sauna, Kayaking the river, High swings

Location - Central Laos

Best time to visit: All around the year

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Pak Ou Caves

Luang Prabang is highly popular for these limestone caves located near river Mekong. The Pak Oh Caves have been known as a place of worship over a thousand years. Near the Pak Ou (mouth of River Ou) the Tham Ting or the lower cave and the Tham Theung, or the upper cave overlook River Mekong, 25 km to north of Luang Prabang, Laos. This group of two caves on the west of Mekong, about two hours upstream from centre of Luang Prabang have become pretty well known to tourists.



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.
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Wat Phu

Wat Pa Phu Kon is a ranger service protection in Na Yung woodland and Num Chom backwoods Bankong(sub-locale) ,Na Yung (area), Udonthani(province). This sanctuary was worked by Puttaborrisatsee (the buddhist) so as to helps advantage to remember nature and woods which was obliterated in 1984. It moderates backwoods, creature and upstream for quite a while. Wat Pa Phu Kon is a tranquil spot and suitable for routine of Meditation Buddhist. 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
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Tham Kong Lo

Tham Kong Lo is one of focal Laos', if not the country's, most striking highlights. An adventure into this mysterious underworld resemble a voyage into haziness itself; with 7km of winding waterway, scaling little rapids as it goes through the house of God high limestone hole. A segment of Kong Lo has now been climatically lit, permitting you a more noteworthy look at this epic scene; your longtail docks in a rough delta to permit you to investigate a stalactite wood of frequenting columns and growing stalagmites. 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
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Whiskey Village (Ban Xang Hai)

Ban Xang Hai or Whisky Village is a tiny village located near the Mekong River. It draws visitors with its special strong whisky produced from rice which is sometimes fermented and sold in bottles. Lao-Lao comprises an integral part of the Lao culture. It is used during ceremonies for blessing and tourists are often offered a shot of firewater (or large glass) when on a village visit. Home to only a few people, this ancient settlement, offers the locals and the travellers’ handcrafted hooch.



Pulling up in a boat, along a shore and sipping from bamboo straws and learning about the whole fermentation procedure is a good idea. Visitors get the opportunity of buying this alcoholic creation, but those preferring water instead of whisky can watch locals weave Lao silk or go on a spree to buy locally made paper and fabrics. The only negative aspect about Ban Xang Hai is that jars of Lao-Lao may contain wildlife. A visit to the Whisky Village is often followed by a trip to the Pak Ou Caves since these two popular spots are located beside one another on Mekong River.
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Wat Ho Phra Kaew

Vientiane boasts several beautiful temples or wats, but one of the most impressive and interesting of them is Wat Ho Phra Keo. It was originally constructed in 1565 as the Lao royal family’s personal chapel, and as a home for the Emerald Buddha after it was snatched from northern Siam (Thailand). This sacred jade statue was reclaimed by the Siamese in 1778 and now sits in Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok.



 Highlights
– The interior of the temple is now a museum that houses many Lao treasures such as a gilded throne, Khmer Buddhist stone tablets, wooden carvings, bronze frog drums and palm-leaf manuscripts.

Opening Hours
: The temple is open from 08:00 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 16:00 every day.

Location
: Wat Ho Phra Keo is situated on the corner of Thanon Setthathilath and Thanon Mahosot. It is next to the Presidential Palace and across the road from Wat Si Saket. Mahosot Hospital is on the opposite side of Thanon Mahosot.
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Lao Textile Museum

Underneath the raised house there are old looms and antique spinners that you would not find in use anywhere today. Upstairs, textiles are hung on the walls or are simply stacked in cupboards. The collection has some stunning pieces, with several made by different ethnic minority groups. Unfortunately, the textiles don’t have proper storage or display conditions and many of them are deteriorating.

There is also a studio where they produce silk pieces for their shop and a glossy cultural education centre with professional displays on natural dyes and indigo pots (clearly there has been NGO funding and involvement). The educational centre is largely used as a showroom for large tour groups and it isn’t an active, working, living craft centre you can just drop in on.



Highlights
– The museum also offers Lao cooking classes, although these didn't yet appear to be up and running during our visit, and on Saturdays, lessons on traditional Lao mus

Location
– Vientiane , Laos

Prices
: Admission 30,000K

Opening Hours
: 10am to 4pm
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Kuang Sii Waterfalls

The Kuang Si Falls spelled also as Kuang Xi or called Tat Kuang Si Waterfalls, is basically a three tier waterfall 29 kilometers south of Luang Prabang. The falls start in shallow pools from a steep hillside leading to the main fall with 60 meters cascade. The water gets collected in many a turquoise blue pool as it flows downstream. The Cascades resulting are quite typical of the travertine waterfalls.



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.
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Bamboo Bridge

For the construction of any kind, the most important requirement is the use of the bamboo. These products are available are made with the help of the most dependable and versatile building material. Bamboo is considered to be a very fast growing plant that survives itself in different climates and situation. It can be available in a climate that is stretched across the globe from that of North Australia to that of the eastern side of Asia.



 This may include regions such as India and parts of the USA and other European countries. The structure becomes so strong that it becomes hard, and it looks beautiful and has a fine finish. In parts of the world especially in the climates of the tropical region, there are forests to grow huge bamboos that are used for construction. The method of construction with the help of bamboo is used for making industry and is becoming dependent on other alternative methods by using renewable items.
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UXO Laos Visitor Center

Lao National Unexploded Ordnance Programme (UXO Lao) operates in the nine most impacted provinces all over the nation. UXO Lao makes way for land for agricultural and community related purposes (e.g. hospitals, schools, temples and water supply) along with developmental activities. UXO Laos Visitor Center is basically a permanent but small exhibition in Luang Prabang, which depicts the problems of UXO affecting Laos and efforts to clean affected areas.UXO Laos Luang Prabang visitor center is situated within a government building on Bounkhong Road. 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. ThisUXO 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.

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