7 places for tourists to explore in Laos
Pha That Luang Stupa: The most important relic of Laos is located in Laos's capital, Vientiane. The centerpiece is a 45-meter-high sacred stupa, which stands out among the blue sky and is surrounded by 30 small towers representing the 30 years of Sakyamuni's practice.
In Lao, That Luang means Great Tower. Pha That Luang is a national symbol, possesses the architecture of bold Lao culture. Besides the festivities, Pha That Luang is an unforgettable sight-seeing and pilgrimage destination for international travelers to Laos. The sacred tower is more prominent between the sunset and the natural landscape of Laos at night.
Vang Vieng town: International tourists love Vang Vieng town by the high mountains and terrain suitable for exploring, sightseeing sunrise and sunset. The town is located between the majestic mountains and the green river flows smoothly. Away from urban sprawl, visitors to Vang Vieng will immerse themselves in the life of the farmer and experience a romantic, poetic village setting.
Blue Lagoon: Bule lagoon is located about 7 km from Vang Vieng town, so you can easily get there by tuk-tuk, bicycle or public transport. This natural complex consists of quite deep lagoons with natural blue waters. Visitors come here will be immersed in the beautiful natural space as a great masterpiece with many cascades between green hills.
The unique landscape of the Blue Lagoon has made the adventure game thrive. Prior to this green lagoon, travelers also can visit the immense Poukham cave population.
Tad Fane Waterfall: The huge waterfalls in the middle of the wilderness are great places for travelers who want to leave the noisy city life. Tad Fane Waterfall with the height of tens meters falls between the gorgeous canyons.
It's hard to reach this majestic waterfall, but only to see the beauty of Tad Fane remotely on the observatory. Around Tad Fane is a number of resorts, cafes and natural landscapes for tourists to enjoy the beauty of nature as a film.
Buddha statue garden: The famous mysterious temple in Vientiane, also known as the Buddha Park, is home to 200 statues of Buddha and the Hindu gods of all sizes. Situated on the bank of the Mekong River, the Xieng Khuan garden is 25 km from the center of Vientiane. The 40-meter-long giant Buddha statue is located in the center of the garden. Besides, there are statues of gods, mascots, demons, humans ...
Not only the destination of the Buddhists, visitors to Laos often visit here to feel the peace, warmth of the Buddha land. Visitors will learn more about the unique culture of the elephant kingdom and send wishes in this sacred land.
Wat Xieng Thong: Wat Xieng Thong was built in the 18th century, in the middle of Luang Prabang heritage city of Laos. The temple was built in 1560 by King Setthathirath, under the patronage of the Royal Family of Laos.
The population of Wat Xieng Thong is unique in Lao culture with its long curved roof near the ground. The walls around the pagoda are made up of distinctive art pieces that tell the story of the Buddha. During the festival, visitors and Lao officials will gather to the sacred pagoda to worship, witness the ritual bathing sacred Prabang Buddha statue.
Mekong River: The largest river in Southeast Asia is the famous tourist destination in Laos with a length of about 4,350 km. The river flowing through Laos has the largest area between primitive mountainous terrain.
International tourists often enjoy the scenery, discover the life of the Lao people on this famous river during boat trips. On the journey along the Mekong River, travelers will have the opportunity to explore the mysterious Pak Ou cave with thousands of golden Buddha statues.
By: Gitta Russell