Serene, unhurried and enigmatic are the hallmarks of Laos, which remains one of Asia’s most beautiful and untouched gems. In economic development terms, its neighbours such as Vietnam and Thailand have left it in their wake, yet culturally, Laos is one of the region’s most exciting, unspoilt and idyllic countries in which to travel.
From the gilded spires of Luang Prabang’s wats and stupas to the faded grandeur of Vientiane’s French colonial architecture, the country boasts a wealth of architectural treasures. Whether in the larger towns or more isolated hill tribe villages, the country is alive with colour and a rich cultural tradition whether it be the bustling textile and handicraft markets, saffron robed monks wandering through the temples, boat races on the Mekong river or elaborate festivals to celebrate another public holiday.
Laos also enjoys some truly spectacular scenery with the forested mountains in the north, jagged limestone karst scenery and caves of Phu Hin Bun, the dramatic waterfalls of the Bolaven Plateau and lush flood plains and ‘Four Thousand Islands’ of the Mekong River.
To journey in Laos is ‘to take the slow road’ as the country operates at a very relaxed pace, but as you do so, you will get to experience one of Asia’s most intriguing and enchanting countries.
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