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About the country

Laos is a fantastic destination for individuals who enjoy being in nature or participating in adventurous activities. Many tourists enjoy walking to distant settlements in undiscovered mountains or jungles, cycling in the surrounding countryside, or kayaking down one of the country's many rivers.

What makes Laos unique?

Laos is also known for possessing the world's tallest treehouse, the oldest human fossil in Southeast Asia, and one of the fastest-growing economies in Asia. They also have papayas - lots and lots of papayas, some of which are enormous!

Is Laos suitable for tourists?

Laos is a reasonably secure nation for tourists, while some locations remain off-limits due to explosive munitions left over from decades of combat. However, as a guest, you are an obvious target for thieves (who may include your fellow travelers), so exercise cautious.

Although Laos is not as well-known as its neighboring nations, Thailand and Vietnam, it is a beautifully beautiful, hospitable, and interesting country that should be at the top of any traveler's list. Laos' natural beauty resides in its stunning limestone and karst mountains, secret caverns, thick jungles, and terraced rice terraces, as well as attractive hill tribal people living in remote communities off the main path. With top-notch food, sparkling stupas and temples, and adventure activities such as rock climbing, kayaking, trekking, and riding, Laos may be the greatest destination in Southeast Asia. Vietnamstay gives you five compelling reasons to spend your holiday in Laos.

1. Luang Prabang, the most beautiful city in Laos

Luang Prabang is an extremely beautiful spot to begin your adventure into the Land of One Million Elephants, especially for those looking for charming and evocative destinations. Luang Prabang was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995 and is often regarded as the most picturesque city in South East Asia. Travelers will experience the city on foot or by bicycle, whether meandering along the Mekong or Nam Khan Rivers or getting a glimpse of saffron-robed monks on their way to one of the 32 centuries-old temples that still standing today.

2. A vivacious and diverse heritage

Laos has some of the most stunning examples of heritage and history in what was previously known as the French Colony of Indochine, from the glittering golden roofs of Buddhist temples in Luang Prabang to the little French cafes in antique colonial buildings in Vientiane, from the glass-tile mosaics on monastery walls to the red Chinese lanterns hung outside houses for luck and prosperity.

3. Natural Scenery

Aside from history and towns, Laos is well-known for its untamed and mainly unspoilt environment. Despite considerable environmental degradation in recent decades, Laos is still primarily covered in unknown jungles and woods. It is possible to do the "100 Waterfall walk" in hilly Northern Laos to explore some of these secret spots, while hiring a motorbike to explore the Bolaven Plateau in Southern Laos is also a great opportunity to enjoy the scenery.

4. Minority Ethnic Groups

Laos is a tiny nation with a population of about 7 million people. Laos contains 130 ethnic minority tribes grouped into four linguistic groupings, despite its modest population for a South East Asian country. Some of these tribes have only a few hundred people and can be found solely in Laos.

5. Relaxation and rest

If the notion of adventure tours does not seem like a holiday to you, don't worry! While the country's official name is "Laos People's Democratic Republic" or "Laos PDR," many friendly locals will tell you that the 'PDR' really stands for 'Please Don't Rush.' Laos has a very laid-back air that pervades everything, including bus timetables, operating hours, and every other part of a potential traveler's itinerary.

Every turn reveals spectacular mountain panoramas, vibrant mountain tribes, and grand Buddhist monasteries.

Sri Lanka passport holders require a visa to enter Laos.

10 best places to visit in Laos :
  1. Luang Prabang

  2. Vientiane

  3. Vang Vieng

  4. Pakse

  5. Huay Xai

  6. Luang Namtha

  7. Phonsavan

  8. Savannakhet

  9. Thakhek

  10. Muang Champassak

Applying for a Visitor visa to Laos :
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