Laos is considered as one of the most authentic travel destinations in the world. The country is like a forgotten land in the Southeast Asia region which not many travelers come. But now, Laos would like to show its rustic charm to the world by developing Laos tourism and attracting more and more foreign visitors.
Top Things to Do in Laos
Admire the Sunset over the Mekong River & Mount Phousi
One of the most interesting things to see in Laos must be the sunset over the legendary Mekong. Travelling to Luang Prabang, a famous tourist attraction in Laos, you can climb the Phou Si Hill to visit the temple on top that can be seen from every angle. And don’t miss the chance to witness the moment when the sun is going down over the dreamy river. It will be an unforgettable experience in your Laos travel.
Explore Kuang Si Waterfall
Visiting Laos, you will be overwhelmed at the wonderful charm of Kuang Si Waterfall in Luang Prabang, which is consider one of the nicest falls in Asia. Kuang Si has a large cascade from which you can jump down into the natural pool below. Relax in the cool water and watch the mesmerizing landscape of lush green forest and mountains. It’s stunning!
Laos is a pristine land of tropical jungles which are the home to the rare black crested gibbon. The best way to discover the nature of Laos is staying at a tree house and witnessing the life of lovely gibbons in the jungle. You can hike through the forest or zip-line to have a deeper understanding about the conservation park of Huay Xai.
Take a Vang Vieng Baloon Flight
If affordable, you should not miss the amazing experience with a balloon ride when you travel to Laos. It will absolutely be an unforgettable memory when observing the brilliant landscape of the town from a high. You will catch a panorama of tropical forests, majestic mountains, beautiful waterfalls, mighty rivers, and small local villages.
Kayaking on the Nam Khan River
Sailing a kayak on the beautiful Nam Khan, you can see the poetic landscapes of the river and its surrounding area. In this trip, you should make some stops at the famous Tad Sae Waterfall or some tribe villages to understand more about the nature and the people of Laos.
Visit Local Markets
Local markets are truly interesting places to visit in Laos that travelers should not ignore. Similar to the markets in other Southeast Asian nations, Laos market is where the local purchase their products and necessary items. If you have never been in a local market, this will be a memorable experience in your trip to Laos.
See the Golden Temples in Vientiane
Vientiane is not the most famous Laos tourist attraction, but the city features the Pha That Luang with the renowned Golden Stupa. The structure is not only a Buddhist temple but also the symbol of the country.
Enjoy relaxing time in Si Phan Don
Si Phan Don (4000 islands in Mekong) is an archipelago of 4000 islands where is well-known as a tranquil and laid back region in Laos. This one of the most popular Laos attractions features 3 main isles are Don Khong, Don Det, and Don Khon with full of cool things to discover. You can make a visit to some local markets or ride a motorcycle around to explore the region.
Discover Mystical Caves in Vang Vieng
Vang Vieng is truly one of the best tourist spots in Laos with the amazing charm of the nature. Besides the much-advertised Blue Lagoon, VangVieng is also the location of many secret grottoes including Padeng, Ring, Xang, and Nang Oua Kham. A Vang Vieng caves exploration will be a real adventure with when travelling in Laos.
Laos Cooking Class
Tamarind cooking school in Luang Prabang is a well-known destination in Laos where you can learn about Laos cuisine. Participating in a short cooking course, you will have an objective look about Laos traditional dishes and enjoy your own products. Additionally, you should sample Laap (Laotian spicy salad) a national specialty with Beer Laos.