Laos has never been a destination of choice for many travelers in Southeast Asia, but during your visit, this beautiful and peaceful country will offer you many surprises.

Discover the 15 wonders that will make you love this country and the people here!

Cruise on the Mekong at sunset.

As a landlocked country, it is easy to understand that the river is considered the soul of Laos. If you have the opportunity go on the boats, on the Mekong, especially at dusk, you will see the small villages on the river, where all the daily activities of the people here take place on the water.

Sitting on the deck and enjoying the peaceful scenery on both sides will be an unforgettable experience. Photo: rough guides

The wild beauty of Phongsaly

Phongsaly is a province of northern Laos. It is unaffected by the commercial activities that tourists can enjoy by exploring the pristine beauty of the people, as well as the mountains and forests.

Phongsaly is a destination little known to visitors. Photo: rough guides

The mysterious plain of jars

The plain of jars in Xieng Khouang, Laos, is a mysterious place that attracts tourists from Laos. Nobody can explain with certainty why these strange jars are placed here. However, one hypothesis is that it is the way of the burial of the dead of the ancients (from the Stone Age).

The plain of jars in Xieng Khouang, Laos, is a mysterious place that attracts tourists from Laos. Photo: rough guides.

See the waterfall on the Bolaven plateau

Bolaven is a plateau in southern Laos, known as the “coffee paradise”. There are many beautiful waterfalls hidden in the forest. The waterfalls here are majestic, wide and multilayer with the flow of alluvium very strong.

Bolaven is a plateau in southern Laos called “coffee paradise”. Photo: rough guides

Luang Prabang – the city carrying many ancient brands

There are not as many temples, pagodas as Cambodia, but the temples in Laos are unique and very creative. As a country where most people are Buddhists, you will easily find an impressive pagoda on the road during your exploration. The best place to visit the system of temples, pagodas in Laos is Luang Prabang – an ancient and beautiful heritage city.

Luang Prabang is the best place to visit the temple system in Laos. Photo: rough guides

Enjoy the unique cuisine of Laos

The highlights of Laos cuisine are freshness, the cooking process is simple but the taste is very rich, different. You can enjoy some of the most popular dishes such as: papaya salad, Lao Pho, vegetable salad … Under the influence of France during the colonial, dishes from Laos are often combined with bread. In addition, Lao beer is also worth trying.

The highlights of Laos cuisine are the freshness, the cooking process is simple but the taste is very rich, different. Photo: rough guides

Explore the caves of Vang Vieng

It can be said that Vang Vieng is a “paradise of discovery” that attracts millions of backpackers from around the world. With beautiful scenery is considered the first in Laos, the city along the Vang Vieng River where young converge in the conquest of rapids or spectacular caves.

Vang Vieng has many spectacular caves. Photo: rough guides

Ideal place for “trekking”

Laos is covered with many forests, so it will be a great place for those who like to walk in the forest and challenge themselves. It is also an opportunity for tourists to explore remote villages with unique customs.

Travelers wander around to explore the forests of Laos. Photo: rough guides

Buying in Savannakhet

Places like Savannakhet are famous for a series of old French shops that will be an interesting stop for visitors.

Savannakhet has many bold architectural features of French culture. Photo: rough guides

The beauty of Pha That Luang

Pha That Luang is a monumental and golden pagoda located in the beautiful capital Vientiane, an important relic and a great pride for the inhabitants of the “Kingdom of Elephants”. Built on an ancient Khmer temple in the 16th century, this great pagoda, despite the many ups and downs of history, has always kept its architectural beauty still as diverse.

Pha That Luang is a great pride for the inhabitants of the “Kingdom of Elephants”. Photo: rough guides

Beautiful view of Si Phan Don

If Phan Don is a big archipelago located at the extreme south of Laos, where the sweet Mekong crosses the falls of Khone before joining a big river in Cambodia. With 4,000 islands of different sizes, Si Phan Don offers visitors a fascinating immage.

The wild beauty of Si Phan Don. Photo: rough guides

The beauty of the sacred temple Wat Phou

Wat Phou is the oldest sanctuary in Laos, recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 2001. This ancient temple dates back to the 5th century, it was once the center of Hinduism, worshiping Shiva. Wat Phou is also called ” mountain pagoda “because it is located at the foot of Mount Phou Kao (Elephant Mountain), in the province of Champasak, about 670 km south of Vientiane.

Wat Phou is the oldest temple in Laos. Photo: rough guides

Lao massage

The traditional massage in Laos with sauna is the best therapy to soothe your body after a long journey in the forest or on foot exploration. Blends of herbs (or teas) in the sauna are the key to the success of this therapy.

Tourists enjoy a traditional Lao massage. Photo: rough guides

The ancient pagoda of Wat Xieng Thong

Luang Prabang is the most beautiful and important pagoda in Laos, with its curved roofs falling close to the ground. Wat Xieng Thong is the main pagoda, surrounded by small shrines with the same architecture, forming a beautiful landscape.

The beauty of Wat Xieng Thong. Photo: rough guides

Traditional handmade textile products

Tourists in Laos are very interested in the hand-embroidered and hand-woven products of artisans. Each country has its own unique characteristics on each of its handicrafts and turns them into unique souvenirs.

An artist is a fabric. Photo: rough guides