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Laos Travel Guide

The definitive Laos travel guide with expert tips, advice and ideas for planning a trip to Laos for the most rewarding of Laos vacations.

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Mekong River With Kids: Top 5 Things To Do With The Family

The contrasting landscapes and cultural complexities of the lush Mekong River Delta in Vietnam layers one iconic scene upon another: rice fields; orchards laden with exotic fruits; farmers and fishermen in classic […]
lady walking along the river
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10 Best Tourist Attractions In Laos You Have To See

Laos is a hidden gem with a rich cultural diversity that comes from the 49 ethnic groups that influence its food, arts, customs, and festivals. Read on for a list of things […]
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10 Best Places To Visit In Laos

As a landlocked country, Laos is like a “Lost Paradise” with dense primeval forests, mysterious underground caves, antique temples and friendly people, where everything is pristine and intoxicating. Here is a guide […]
fruits and vegetables at the market
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The 7 Best Things To Do In Laos

Between its jagged limestone cliffs, brooding jungle and the snaking Mekong River, Laos is an adventure playground all in one bite-sized destination. So, what are you waiting for? Check out this list […]
lantern in the middle of the foggy jungle
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Laos With Kids: Top 11 Things To Do With Family

Nestled in between China, Thailand, Myanmar and Vietnam, Laos is a cultural melting pot – and not just because of its French colonial past. Twenty years of war, followed by three decades […]
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Where To Stay In Laos: The Best Hotels & Areas

With its deeply spiritual culture, welcoming people, exquisite food and laid-back culture, it is easy to fall in love with Laos. Read on if you’re wondering where to stay in Laos. Belmond […]
kids crossing the river riding elepahnts
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Laos Honeymoon Guide: Dream Destinations & Romantic Resorts

With its unbelievable beauty, Laos is a magical destination for a romantic honeymoon offering equal parts adventure and relaxation. Tropical wilderness, rivers, waterfalls, mountains, trekkable jungles, pristine lakes, emerald rice fields and […]
beautiful landscape in laos
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When Is The Best Time To Visit Laos?

The geography and tropical location of the small, landlocked country of Laos plays a major part in shaping its climate. For dry warm weather and for getting the most out of the […]
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  • Cuisine

Laos Food: 9 Traditional Dishes You Should Eat

Traditional Laos food is vibrant, colorful, packed with herbs, chilies, and combinations of ingredients that will thrill your taste-buds. The cuisine is simple, honest and earthy, making ample use of bitter flavors […]
Luang Prabang Laos seen from the hill
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Top 10 Things To Do In Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang is an ancient city in the northern part of Laos. A designated UNESCO World Heritage Site – with its unique mixture of serene temples, French colonial architecture, and rich history […]
Ethnic group members on a hill
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Ethnic Groups of Laos: People from Laos are not all Lao People!

Southeast Asia is a remarkable corner of the world. A melting pot of cultures, ethnicities, and religions, not to mention the natural world. Visiting the region is fascinating because of the crisscrossing […]
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The Bizarrely Beautiful Buddha Park in Vientiane, Laos: Wat Xieng Khuan

So you find yourself with a few days to fill in Vientiane, Laos. Perhaps you’re using it as a backpacking stopover while traveling from Laos to Thailand or Vietnam, or as a […]
Old Buddha statuette inside the cave
  • Nature

The Pak Ou Caves Of The Mekong River: Tham Ting and Tham Theung

We can picture the scene. You’ve heard enough people rave about the mystical caves north of Luang Prabang, Laos, that are stuffed to the brim with thousands of Buddha statues. You’ve also […]
Young woman ziplning in the jungle
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The Ultimate Guide To The Gibbon Experience And Nam Kan National Park In Laos

Deep into the Laos jungle, high up amid its leafy canopy are the legendary treehouses and ziplines of the Gibbon Experience. Here, adventure meets nature in an ecotourism project that is doubtlessly […]
Waterfall in the jungle from above
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The Ultimate Guide To The Tat Kuang Si Falls, Laos

Somersaulting down through rich rainforest, the Kuang Si Falls (also known as Tat Kuang Si or Kuang Xi) is an iconic feature of Laos for good reason. A spectacular combination of turquoise […]
A monk holding a bowl for the alms
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A Guide To The Tak Bat Morning Alms Giving Ceremony In Luang Prabang, Laos

There’s something very special about places where two rivers meet. The mingling of waters has always been celebrated historically, perceived as sacred and spiritual. This is very much the case in Laos’s […]
Aerial view of Khone Falls
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The Khone Falls: The Widest Waterfall In The World

There is nothing quite as exhilarating and awe-inspiring as standing in front of a waterfall. Is it the fact that it makes you feel so insignificant in the face of the awesome […]
Aerial view of vendors' boats
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Floating Markets of the Mekong River

It’s quite hard for anyone to choose which floating market to visit in the Mekong Delta. From the frigid Tibetan Plateau to the warm South China Sea, the Mekong River has defined […]
Sunrise over the Mekong
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Upper Vs Lower Mekong – What’s The Difference?

If you’re planning a Mekong River Cruise, you might want to get clued up on your destination before you set off. The Mekong River starts at the Tibetan Plateau and runs for […]
Upper Mekong
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When Is The Best Time To Do A Mekong River Cruise?

The Mekong River is among the largest in the world and flows all the way from the Tibetan Plateau through Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. It is a vital resource for […]
Aerial view of the Mekong in Laos
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7 Interesting Facts About The Mekong River You Never Knew

One of the world’s great waterways, the mighty Mekong River cuts right through the heart of Southeast Asia, flowing through 6 countries in total and harboring an astonishing array of wildlife, landscapes, […]
Mekong aerial view
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Where Is The Mekong River?

The mighty Mekong River is one of the most impressive waterways on the planet. Certified as the 12th longest river in the world at 2,700 miles (4,350 km), its basin draining an […]