Category: Laos Cities

Mekong Adventure Cruise

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The boat to Luang Prabang from Thailand to Laos and Mekong River Cruise ride down the Mekong River is a very popular and scenic adventure for travelers who take the slow boat to Laos. The 3 to 4 hours journey from Houay Xai to Pakbeng is undertaken on a speed boat. These scoot along at [...]

Vang Vieng

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Idyllic Vang Vieng is nestled on the banks of the Nam Song river, in central Laos. Three hours north of Vientiane and 6 hours south of Luang Prabang, it makes for a a perfect rest stop between the two major towns of Laos. A stay in Vang Vieng rewards the visitor with stunning mountain scenery [...]


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Languid, time-trapped and somnolent during the sweltering days that batter the old city's plasterwork, Savannakhet (ສະຫວັນນະເຂດ) is a charming blend of past and present Laos. The highlight is the historic quarter with its impressive display of decaying early-20th-century architecture. There's little to do in town but wander the riverfront and cool off in one of [...]

Pak Ou Caves

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These caves mark the confluence of the Mekong & Nam Ou Rivers. Buddhist worshippers (mainly river travellers praying for a safe journey) would leave statues here as a sign of respect and reverence to Buddha. Here you will find thousands of Buddhist images inside the caves - an amazing insight into the religious lives of [...]

Khong Island

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One of the 4,000 islands dotting this remarkable stretch of the Mekong, kilometers wide during the wet season. The island is the largest of the 4,000 islands and provides a great base for our boat cruises to the more southern islands - including Kone Island, locale of the French built railway line and bridge used [...]

Bolaven Plateau

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Now overgrown with wild coffee bushes, this part of Laos was once the abode of French coffee and cardamom farmers. For centuries before the arrival of the French however, the Bolaven Plateau was home to a diverse range of hill tribe people, and wild animals. These days the plateau is still populated by minority groups [...]


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Laos’s principal city is barely recognisable as an Asian capital, and this is a great part of its charm. Weathered, leafy villas; dusty streets; a central business district of just a few blocks where highrise has yet to arrive; the angles and curves of temple roofs above the canopy of palms; and the lazy flow [...]

Plain of Jars

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The large stone jars at the 'Plain of Jars' in eastern Laos have for years been the subject of archaeological study. In Xieng Kuang province, these large stone urns are scattered across a flat but beautiful landscape across a number of sites, yet little is known about their origins or where the purpose for which [...]

Luang Prabang

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Described, when listed as a World Heritage site, as the best preserved city in Asia, Luang Prabang is a town that never fails to charm the visitor. Combining a ruggedly beautiful Mekong River setting with superb historic architecture and a sedate, friendly atmosphere, Luang Prabang has retained a sense of tradition and culture perhaps unrivalled [...]

Kamu Lodge

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