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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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Located in southern Laos, just over the border from Thailand, the Hin Boun National Park – also known as Khammouane...

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Luang Prabang

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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

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

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Nong Khiaw

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Surrounded by limestone peaks and mountains, Nong Khiaw is beautifully located in the north of Laos. This delightful village lies...

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Pakbeng

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Pakbeng is a tranquil village along the Mekong, lying halfway between the Thai and Lao border crossing at Huay Xai...

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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)

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Located in the eastern province of Xieng Khouang, Phonsavan is mostly known for being home to the mysterious ‘Plain of...

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Si Phan Don

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Also known as ‘Four Thousand Islands’, Si Phan Don is a beautiful yet often overlooked region where the mighty Mekong...

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Tad Lo

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The charming village of Tad Lo, located in southern Laos on the Bolevan Plateau, is a charming rural setting for...

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Thakhek

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Thakhek is the principle town of Khammouane province in central Laos, southeast of the capital Vientiane. Formerly known as Sri...

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Vang Vieng

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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

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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

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Located about 30 kilometres south of Pakse, Xe Pian National Biodiversity Conservation Area stretches east from the wide Mekong plain...

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