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Best Things to Do and See in Laos Tours

Lies in one of the most destinations in the South East Asia tourism system, Laos still retains the original natural splendor. Travel in Laos, soaked in natural beauty and one does not need to go far to witness scenery countryside or tribal traditions. On your Laos Classic Tours, you have the chance to explore the base for the multitude of adventurous experiences, be it gliding on the Mekong, cycling around the countrysides or the wide paddles, trekking into the pristine rainforests. In the land of the temple where Buddhism is a way of life, the pace of life is deeper and not faster. To connect the best places in Laos become gems, here are the best things to do and see in Laos you can follow.

Vientiane - The Heart of Laos

Pha That Luang - The Symbol of Laos

Travel in Vientiane, of course, you must go Pha That Luang which is regarded as the nation of Laos. The Stupa is well known by concluded of Buddha’s breastbone. Every year, There are thousands of Pilgrims gather at That Luang to give offerings to the monks who come from all of Laos. Here is also the best place to organize the trade show, and Boun That Luang Festival which takes place every November, over three days around the full moon. Even if you don't take it for the festival, the stupa is a sight to behold any time of year. The faithful and place offerings of flowers, candles, and incense at the altar, or quietly stroll around the massive enclosed yard. Pha That Luang, Laos Trips  

Wat Si Saket - Make Your Peaceful Mine in this Temple

After Pha That Luang, Wat Si Saket is the second famous temple in Vientiane. The Temple is well known by including cloister wall housing thousands of tiny Buddha images and rows with hundreds of seated Buddhas. Visit Wat Si Saket you have a chance to see these images mainly date from the 16th and 19th centuries with all sizes and are made from wood, stone, and bronze with more than 6,800 Buddha statues. With the special architecture, you can see the lovely surrounding verandas, an ornate five-tiered roof, a drum tower, a small library building with a Burmese style roof and the flowered ceiling of the ordination hall. Visit the temple in the early morning, you have a wonderful opportunity to come across the many locals that go to pray and make merit as well as to offer food to the monks. Wat-Si-Saket, Laos vacation  

Buddha Park in Vientiane

During your Vientiane tour in Laos, Buddha Park is one of the most destinations you should go to. Especially, Laos is known as the Buddha land, sure that, here is the first time you see a park for the Buddha. With the unique Buddha image, which is more than 200 religious statues including a huge 40 meter high reclining Buddha image sure that The most special spot for photography here is on top of the giant pumpkin structure standing about three stories high. Moreover, the entrance is crafted to look like a demon’s mouth with a stone ladder inside leading to a bird’s eye view of the entire Xieng Khuang Park. The highlight in the park is that it includes Indra, the king of Hindu gods riding the three-headed elephant, a four-armed deity sitting on a horse and an artistic deity with many hands and hold the interesting objects. Buddha-Park-in-Vientiane, Vientiane tours  

The Plain of Jars - The Mysterious Story in Laos

The Plain of Jar is considered the most distinctive and enigmatic of all Laos attractions. Laos is dotted with stone jars but no one can understand clearly where they are there. The mysterious jars which were carved from both sandstone and granite with various size from very small to about 3.5 meters high and maybe existed more than 2000 years old. According to the Lao Legend, they were made to stone rice wine while some believe they were for storing the dead. Until today, the function of the jars is still an enigmatic story. The-Plain-of-Jars, trips in Laos

Luang Prabang - The Ancient Town in Laos

Besides the heart of Laos, Luang Prabang is known as the ancient town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Laos. Unlike any city in Laos, Luang Prabang owns the unique beauty, not hurried but peace. With the structure was designed as the French style, Luang Prabang look like a miniature France, ancient and romantic. Luang-Prabang-Town, Luang Prabang vacation

Pak Ou Caves - A Giant Cave in Laos

Pak Ou, the best place in Luang Prabang you must see which contains over thousands of Buddhism statues. Insides the Caves, there are 2 caves which bring to the visitors many impresses: Tham Ting and Tham Theung. From the centuries ago, the caves have been spiritual places and were thought to be occupied by spirits by the animists in the region even before Buddhists began to bring wooden Buddha statues to the cave. Pak-Ou-Caves,tour in Laos

Mekong River - The Charming River in Laos

The mighty Mekong River runs across the NorthEastern of Laos. A short river cruise on the Mekong is the best way to explore Laos in its full natural glory. Floating on the river, enjoy the fresh air, look at the majestic mountain. For the couples, what’s more, interesting when looking the sunset on the bank. Enjoy the whole Mekong river by cruise is the best way to experience the tradition and culture of Laos. Embark on this luxurious river cruise and soak in the splendor of unspoiled vitae. Mekong-River-in-Laos, Trip in Laos

Kuang Si waterfalls - The Heaven on Earth

For those who travel in Laos, Kuang Si is the best place you should go. The water collects in numerous polls on the hillside before falling down into the turquoise pond, before creating a downstream below. Surrounding by the thick tropical forest, it seems that the water is cooler. Soak up into refreshing water and admire the green vitae. The water markets trail follow the water cascade through the journey. As you have seen them, certainly, you will be attracted to by the turquoise water pools. That’s why it’s called a little piece of heaven on Earth! Kuang-Si-falls, Travel in Laos

Tad Sae Waterfalls - One of the Most Beautiful Waterfalls in Laos

Take a half day trip at Luang Prabang to visit Tad Sae, which is the great waterfall in Laos beside Kuang Si waterfall. At Tad Sae, like losing in the paradise which you don’t want to back home. Dip into the cool water, trolling around the falls, especially, for those interested in hiking, Tad Sae offers many streams and trails to explore. You also can see local Laos people swim fully clothed or covered in a sarong. After enjoying your time in Tad Sae, have a picnic lunch under the waterfall and sip Lao beer is really the best joyful. Tad-Sae-Falls-luang-prabang-tours

Night Market in Luang Prabang

Listed in one of the most beautiful night market Laos, Night Market is one of the places you can’t miss during Laos trip. The market comes alive in the evening around sunset when hill tribe traders start setting stalls on the main Sisavong Road. Strolling around the market, you can see many clothes, fashion accessories, woven scarves, handicrafts, ceramics or trinkets which most of them made by the locals. In fact, the hawkers are not good about negotiating and will agree to the price lower than the actual cost. So try to bargain with them. End of your day in Luang Prabang Night Market, don’t forget to bring a full stomach before backing to the hotel. By the reason that the street food in the night market is amazing! Reward yourself with the pint of Lao Beer after stocking up on the souvenirs at great prices. Luang-Prabang-Night-Market, Luang Prabang Tours

Vang Vieng - The Best Activities in Laos

If you are planning to go Northern Laos Tour, Vang Vieng is certainly the best choice for the outdoor activities. Regarded as a pristine landscape of limestone cliff and paddy fields in northern Laos. Unlike as you find the information on the internet that Vang Vieng is only placed to hold the party for the pack backers, there are a lot of things to do and see in Vang Vieng, one of them, air balloon is the best highlights, recently. The hot air balloon ride is a new attraction on the block which is drawing attraction away from notorious tubing adventures. Flying high above in the air in a balloon is always fascinating to look at the spectacular views in Vang Vieng. Although it’s more expensive than other activities in Vang Vieng like tubbing, kayaking or cycling, the balloon ride over Vang Vieng is the best way to soak in the beauty of limestone mountains. Explore the flat valley around Vang Vieng, where shiny limestone peaks rise majestically. It’s an exhilarating feeling to ride 900 meters above the ground and watch the thick blanket of lush green rainforest covering the valley. balloon-in-Vang-Vieng,Laos Packages

Bolaven Plateau & Tad Fane Waterfall - The Proud of Champasak

Being the gem of southern Laos, Bolaven Plateau is famous for its great scenery, ethnic villages, and unexplored corners. It cannot deny that Bolaven Plateau is the best known for being home to some Southeast Asea’s most spectacular waterfalls including Tad Fane and Dong Hua Sao and become one of the best waterfalls you must see in Laos. Visit Bolaven Plateau, you do not only see the majestic waterfall, splash the water in your face but also you can enjoy the sound of spring as the musical melody. Normally, you only see one falls down into the pool, but in the magical land, Bolaven Plateau, Tad Fane Waterfall is beautiful as the picturesque. By its main beauty, it becomes proud of Champasak. The scenic rainforest spot is part of a big national park where wild animals live such as leopards, tigers, elephants, and monkey. Bolaven Plateau and Tad Fane is always the best choice for those who love adventure tours in Laos.

Laos General Information:Laos Map, Laos Tours

Located in Southeast Asia, Laos is a land lock country which adjusts with Vietnam in the east, Cambodia is in the south, Thailand and Myanmar are in the west and China in the North. So, take easy to connect Laos with other neighbors. How Laos is a beauty when the mighty Mekong river, one of the longest river in the world flows through. Travel to Laos, travel to Vientiane, the city is considered the “largest village in Asia”, will bring to you a strange feeling.

Laos Climate

Laos enjoys a warm, tropical climate with two main seasons, the rainy season which beginning of May to the end of September and the dry season from October to April. Normally, the temperatures are lower and cool breezes from November to February, the temperature drops to as low as 15C in the mountain. During the cool season, rainfall is at its lowest. The temperature increases at the highest levels from mid-February and it’s close to 38 C in March to May. The best time to visit Laos is between November and February. However, if you like to travel in the mountainous northern provinces, the time is May to July is good. A popular time for tourists travel to Laos are December to February and August.

Laos Government

The Lao People’s Democratic Republic was founded in 1975 and since the instigation of new forward-thinking economic policies and their imminent entry into ASEAN, after 10 years, Laos has seen the rapid growth society. Laos also has a close relationship with the neighbors, especially, Vietnam.

Laos Language

The official language is Lao. From the North to the South, the local version of Lao can differ. The Laos people ai also used English and Frech which in business. They also used little German and Japanese which is the most popular tourist destinations.

Laos People

There is an estimate that the population of Lao PDR is 4.6 million (1994) with 250,000 people live in the capital, Vientiane. In Laos, there are 68 ethnic groups, which are divided into 3 main ethnic categories: Laos Loum, Lao Theung, and Lao Soung. The Lao Loum is the largest group, have traditionally been subsistence rice growers along the Mekong river. Lao Theung who live on the mountain slopes, bartering with their production of coffee tobacco, mountain rice, and cotton. And the last one, Laos Soung who live high up in the mountains raising animals and producing opium crops. Luang-Prabang-People, Laos trip

Laos Culture

Architecture - Laos boasts a lot of special monuments and architectural styles. One of the most notable sites is That Luang, the Great Stupa in Vientiane. Like all other stupas throughout the country, That Luang serves to commemorate the life of the Buddha. The architectural style of Lao Buddhist temples, or barrels, can be distinguished by their location. Temples in Vientiane are usually large rectangular buildings with high roofs. In the ancient capital, the roof of Luong Pha Pagoda is very low. North of Vientiane in Xieng Khouang, the temple roof is not layered Art - Religious and artistic images are also unique and make Laos different from neighboring countries. For example, the "Calling rain" posture of Buddhist images in Laos, which depicts the Buddha standing with his hands on his side, fingers pointing to the ground, and unable to be found elsewhere in Southeast Asian countries. [caption id="attachment_6820" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Tradition and Culture Classical Lamvong dance style of Laos[/caption] Literature - Many ancient Lao Buddhist texts are still in evidence and are currently being preserved. Phonetic transcription from centuries ago, these treasures are still stored in temples throughout the country. Religious influence is also evident in Lao classical literature. Thao Houng Thao Cheuang and Sinxay are two of Laos' best literary works. Music and Dance - The richness of Laotian culture is never clearer than its exciting folk music is extremely popular throughout the country. The main instrument is played the special Khaen, a long wind instrument consisting of a row of two bamboo-like reeds fitted into a hardwood soundbox. Khaen is often accompanied by a bowstring instrument called "saw". When these instruments combine together to make Lam Vong, in which the dancers dance in pairs and become the national folk dance in Lao.

Laos History

Laos History is noted that humans inhabited in some province of Laos as early as 10,000 years ago. The development culminated in the formation of Lan Xang kingdom (million elephants) in 1353 by King Fa Ngum, who was raised by the Khmer in Angor Wat, Cambodia. He gathered these towns and became his capital in present-day Luang Phabang. The kingdom was expanded by its most prominent and successful successors, King Setthathirath, who ruled from 1548-1571. He moved the capital to Vientiane and built That Luang Stupa, currently the country's national symbol. The seventeenth century was the beginning of the kingdom's most illustrious era and witnessed early contact in Europe with merchants and missionaries. The dispute of the throne position broke the kingdom into three separate kingdoms, the end of a glorious period, which Vientiane is described as the most magnificent city in Southeast Asia. The invasion of Siam (Kingdom of Thailand) into Vientiane in 1828 failed but caused the city to be destroyed. The Very First About Laos History Laos was invaded by French colonialists around 1893 and after a significant struggle for self-determination under the leadership of the Indochinese Communist Party, its independence was recognized in 1954. An intergovernmental government It was established between left-wing and right-wing factions of the Pathet Lao that demanded some northern provinces. But when the 1958 National Assembly election created a majority for the Pathet Lao in the two provinces, a US reaction led to the arrest of Pathet Lao ministers and Parliament. Then politics is characterized by a series of rapid coups and fraudulent elections. The situation worsened during the Vietnam War despite the Geneva Agreement in 1962 recognizing Laos' neutrality and prohibiting the presence of all foreign soldiers. By bombing part of the Ho Chi Minh Trail across Laos, US forces dropped more bombs into Laos than the world during World War II, and Laos is the most heavily bombed country in Southeast Asia. Especially in the Huaphan and Xieng Khouang provinces, where international teams are still clearing up the terrain of the deciphered ordinance, people still have to bear the legacy of the war. In 1975, Pathet Lao finally gained power in a bloodless takeover, establishing the People's Democratic Republic on December 2. That was the culmination of a successful national liberation struggle and completely independent recovery.