When it comes to Laos, the first thing that comes to your mind is always nature and tradition. And right now, tourist will have a chance to experience the real nature in orange garden in Yao village on Road 13 North past Vang Vieng.
If you’re about to visit Yao Village from November to February, Yao village is no longer a normal ethnic village, there are a lot of colorful pyramids of oranges in shop along the roadside. The exact address is Road 13 North which passes Vang Vieng. They are all fresh oranges which are just picked from local garden.
Moreover, visitors got like two options to continue the journey in “orange village”. They can choose to visit the village and buy some oranges as usual. For deeper experience, tourist can visit the orchard and touch first-hand to freshly picked fruits. This option is surely more interesting and enjoyable than the first one.

Orange-limes sold in the market

Orange-limes sold in the market

Along the main road, there are several orange orchards which are opened for visitors. The way to recognize them: Just notice the signs along the way inviting you to their orchards. The rule is that you pay 20,000 Kip per person for entrance; you can eat as much as you can but no taking them out from the garden.
During the time you go to the main area of orange orchards, you would witness Laotian daily life which is just their normal moment or work in a day. We saw a man picking his orange and bring them to market with the support from local children; we saw a beautiful stream across the valley on the way with no intention of tourism.
The orange orchard is just about 1 ha but the important thing is that they are grown under natural condition which means the owner don’t use any kinds of chemical fertilizer. Everything is done manually and remains the essence in each fruit. It you have a wish to bring some of them back home, the price is the same as which is on the street: 5,000 Kip/Kg for small size and 10,000 Kip/Kg for bigger size.

Orange garden where tourists just need to pay a small fee to walk in the entrance

Orange garden where tourists just need to pay a small fee to walk in the entrance

And even if you intend to buy a huge amount of orange and are not able to carry them, the service also include delivery. There is no worry about transportation and carrying.
Orange orchards will definitely be unforgettable experience about Laos and makes you one step closer to natural beauty here.