The bijoux Laos capital may be small but its serenely Buddhist atmosphere is beguiling and sleepy Vientiane is full of charming surprises. Scattered with gleaming golden stupas and the faded elegance of French colonial architecture, Vientiane holidays have a relaxed sense of timelessness. Wander the tree-lined avenues of Vientiane, Laos, […]
Tips and travel ideas for Laos. The People’s Republic of Laos is a south-east Asian country that has diverse and beautiful landscapes and a rich, welcoming culture. Here you will find exciting travel ideas for travelling in Laos so start planning your trip now and experience everything that Laos has to offer travellers.
The attractions of Asia are so many and varied it is easy to see why it can become so sublimely addictive for travellers. Amazing landscapes; incredible history; inspiring art and architecture; and such a diverse range of cultures it is mind-blowing. Coming up with a top 30 best places to visit […]
I travelled to the Four Thousand Islands in southern Laos by riverboat, which I caught at the village of Champasek. This river journey was more like what I expected of the slow boat from the Thai border to Luang Phabang. We backpackers lazed about on the roof, a guy put some […]
Travelling in southern Laos is a different experience from the tourist comforts of Luang Phabang and Vientiane in the north. Once I headed off to Champasek there were no more VIP express air-con buses. Instead it was time to get used to regular verbal battles with tuk-tuk drivers and crowded […]
Graceful gilded teak rooflines and fading colonial architecture against a lush natural backdrop gives the former royal capital of Luang Prabang a timeless charm alongside its centuries-old reputation as a stronghold of Lao culture. Set at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers, with limestone karst cliffs and […]
A journey through the beautiful People’s Democratic Republic of Laos is all about rivers and my journey on the ‘Slow Boat’ down the Mekong was one of the most memorable experiences of my travel in Laos. I first crossed the Mekong at the northern Thai border from Chiang Khong to Huay-Xai in […]