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Be blown away by the staggeringly beautiful karst hill landscapes of Vang Vieng.

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Experience an early morning alms giving ceremony in Luang Prabang, an ancient Buddhist tradition. As the sun rises, stand alongside locals as they line the streets donating food to orange-robed monks.

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LAOS Luang Prabang Golden Temple

Marvel at Luang Prabang's Golden Temple, Wat Xieng Thongm, one of the most important Buddhist monasteries in Laos.

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Gaze at the intricately gilded bas-relief facade of Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, or Wat Mai, the largest temple in Luang Prabang.

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LAOS Luang Prabang Bridseye View

Climb to the top of Mount Phu Si in Luang Prabang for impressive birdseye views of the city.

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LAOS Muang La Massage

Relax with a traditional massage at Muang La Lodge, an idylic rural boutique hotel.

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LAOS Muang La Woman In Traditional Garb

Discover Laos's many indigenous hill tribes from your base at Muang La Resort, located in the north of the country.

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A large part of Laos' charm is her rural hinterlands which boast some utterly ravishing nature and friendly local villages like this, which surrounds Muang La Lodge.

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Laos La Residence

Located just outside Luang Prabang, La Residence Phou Vao has an infinity pool to die for with awesome views over the surrounding landscape.

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LAOS Boats On The Mekong River

Cruise along the Mekong River in a long tail boat, the traditional sailing vessel of the region.

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LAOS Villa Maly Nightmarket

Go to town at one of Luang Prabang's many night markets, famous for local textiles and intricate jewellery.

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LAOS Vientiane Temple

While in Vientiane, Laos's capital city, visit Si Saket Temple, a fine example of Siamese Buddhist architecture and the oldest temple in the city.

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LAOS Best Vang Vien River Sunset

Gaze out over the calming and picturesque Nam Song river in Vang Vieng. 

 

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Explore Luang Prabang's many UNESCO World Heritage temples, especially those within the Royal Palace complex.

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LAOS Luang Prabang Market Chilis

Feast on an array of chillies and local vegetables at one of Luang Prabang's many colourful street markets.

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LAOS Kuangsi Falls Luang Prabang

Explore the picture-perfect Kuang Si Falls, just a few miles from Luang Prabang.

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Go for a refreshing dip in the many pools that gather below the Kuang Si Falls.

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LAOS Amataka Swimming Pool

There is nowhere nicer in Luang Prabang to while away an afternoon than by the poolside at Amantaka, the city's most exclsuive hotel.

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LAOS Amantaka Khan Suite Pool

Stay in one of Amantaka's Khan Pool Suites in Luang Prabang. With their own private pools and outdoor lounge areas, you can be guaranteed a perfect stay.

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Admire one of Luang Prabang's spectacular sunsets from your base at Amantaka.

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Nestled in the heart of leafy Luang Prabang, the Three Nagas is a charming boutique hotel. Stay in one of the hotel's three UNESCO World Heritage Buildings, all of which are over a century old.

 

 

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If you have a spirit for adventure, we couldn't recommend a stay at Rosewood Luang Prabang more. This tented eco-lodge offers luxury camping at its finest.

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Rosewood Luang Prabang's tents show the acclaimed designer Bill Bensley's inventive vision to its full effect. 

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Rest poolside at La FolieSi Phan Don with a cooling drink in hand. As the day winds to an end, you can enjoy a striking sunset reflecting over the Mekong river here.

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Treat yourself to a relaxing massage while staying at one of our favourite hotels, Settha Palace in Vientiane.

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Places of Interest

Often overlooked, those who do spend time in Laos are rewarded with authentic and unforgettable experiences. Rising at dawn to see an orange ribbon of monks receive alms in a centuries-old tradition… Watching elephants come to play by the Mekong… Splashing around in an untouched turquoise waterfall... Purchasing a bunch of mangosteens at a local market... If these simple treasures appeal to you, you will love Laos.

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Hin Boun

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Hin Boun is a protected national park, with a rich diversity of species from macaques to bats, birds and even...

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Luang Prabang

LAOS Luang Prabang Golden Temple

This enchanting former royal capital lies within a particularly scenic spot: a verdant valley shaped by lush, green mountains on...

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Muang La

LAOS Muang La Woman In Traditional Garb

With only a few hundred inhabitants, the small village of Muang La is located well off the tourist trail in...

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Nong Khiaw

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Nong Khiaw is a delightful village, beautifully located surrounded by limestone peaks and mountains.

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Pakbeng

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Pakbeng is a tranquil little village along the Mekong, lying halfway between the entry point at Huay Xai and Luang...

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Pakse

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Pakse is the transport hub of the south and a gateway for exploring the southern Lao Mekong. It is the...

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Phonsavan (Plain of Jars)

Phonsavan Plain Of Jars Laos

The town of Phonsavan is in the Province of Xieng Khouang, one of the poorest in Laos. It is the...

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Si Phan Don

Si Phan Don Laos

A beautiful and often overlooked area, Si Phan Don, or the 4,000 Islands Area is where the mighty Mekong shatters...

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Tad Lo

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The handful of guesthouses, restaurants and bike rental shops in Tadlo are located around the most impressive waterfall in this...

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Thakhek

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Thakhek is the capital of Khammouan province in central Laos, Khammouane is a region of rugged landscapes and has some...

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Vang Vieng

LAOS Vang Vien Huts On The River

Once a simple bus stop town en route from Vientiane to Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng has exploded in popularity since...

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Vientiane

LAOS Vientiane Temple

Hugging a bend in the Mekong, Vientiane has been Laos' capital since 1560 when King Setthathilat moved here from Luang...

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Xe Pian National Park

Xe Pian National Park, Laos

Xi Pian National Park stretches east from the Mekong plain and south to the border with Cambodia, covering 240,000 hectares....

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