Gentle and calm, Laos is the inner sanctum of Southeast Asia’s Indochine. Colonised by the French and landlocked, Laos is perfectly combined with Vietnam or Northern Thailand for a luxurious yet adventurous retreat from modern-day life.
Lao culture is centred on the pleasures of life: eating, drinking, sleeping, and chatting with friends. Work obligations rarely take priority over socialization. It's common to be asked if meals, weekend activities, weddings, or whatever you're doing right now is “muan,” or enjoyable.
Best time to travel
The small, landlocked country of Laos is best visited between October and April, when the weather's warm and dry throughout. River travel is best between November and January, when high water levels make passage easy along Laos' main waterway, the Mekong River.
HOW TO GET THERE
The easiest way to get to Laos is to fly into the capital city, Vientiane. There are direct flights available from various cities in Asia, such as Bangkok, Hanoi, and Kuala Lumpur. Alternatively, you can also take a bus or boat from neighboring countries such as Thailand (boat), Vietnam (bus).
WHERE TO SLEEP
There are ample lodgings in Laos to suit every budget and preference. From budget-friendly hostels and guesthouses to mid-range hotels and luxurious resorts. Homestays and eco-lodges are also popular options for those looking for a more authentic and sustainable travel experience.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Laos offers a range of experiences and tours to suit every interest. Explore the cultural heritage of the country by visiting ancient temples and traditional villages. Adventure enthusiasts can enjoy activities such as trekking, kayaking, and zip-lining. For a more relaxing experience, enjoy a sunset cruise along the Mekong River or indulge in a traditional Lao massage.
WHAT TO EAT
Lao cuisine is a delicious and diverse blend of flavors and influences from neighboring countries. Must-try dishes include sticky rice, laap (a minced meat salad), and tam mak hoong (spicy green papaya salad). The country also offers a variety of street food and local specialties such as grilled meats and freshwater fish dishes.
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