Laos Points of Interest and Places to Visit


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Pak Ou Caves

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

The thousands of miniature wooden Buddhist figures that line the ragged shelves of the Pak Ou Caves are what make this unique destination a highlight for ...  Read more

Kuang Si Falls

4.5 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

This three-tier turquoise waterfall just outside of Luang Prabang is a favorite among travelers looking to explore the natural beauty of Laos’ countryside. ...  Read more

Xieng Khuan Buddha Park

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Located about 25 kilometers southeast of Vientiane, the Xieng Khuan Buddha Park is a must-see stop for visitors to the country’s capital. The park contains ...  Read more

Mount Phousi

Some lament the hundreds of steps that lead to the top of Mount Phousi, but travelers agree that the best views of Luang Prabang are seen from the top of ...  Read more

Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre

The Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, located in the heart of Luang Prabang, is dedicated to preserving the arts, crafts and history of Laos’ diverse ...  Read more

Wat Xieng Thong (Golden City Temple)

Built in 1560, Wat Xieng Thong—better known as the Golden City Temple—is the largest and most significant Buddhist monastery in all of Laos. Beautiful ...  Read more

Bolaven Plateau

Cool temperatures, fertile soil, stunning waterfalls and coffee plantations blanketing its hills — this is the Bolaven Plateau. This higher altitude region of ...  Read more

Plain of Jars

The Plain of Jars is a collection of huge enigmatic jar-shaped stones scattered across the landscape near the town of Phonsavan in the northeast of Laos. ...  Read more

Vat Phou

Vat Phou is an ancient Khmer temple site situated on a hillside in the Champasak province in southern Laos. The complex consists of temple pillars, walls, and ...  Read more

COPE Visitor Centre

Formed in 1997 to support survivors of landmine explosions, the COPE Visitor Centre provides travelers with not only Laos' history with UXOs (unexploded ...  Read more

Haw Phra Kaew

This former temple, built in the mid-1500s, once housed the famous Emerald Buddha (before the Siamese reclaimed it). Today, Haw Phra Kaew is home to a small ...  Read more

Lao Textiles

The richly colored textiles of Laos are as unique and diverse as the 49 official ethic tribes that make up this tiny land-locked country. Traditionally, ...  Read more

Morning Market (Talat Sao)

Two stories of restaurants, fruit stands, vegetable vendors and jewelers make up one of Vientiane’s most popular markets—Talat Sao. Traditional crafts, ...  Read more

Patuxai (Victory Monument)

Victory Monument, with its five intricate towers, is a fixture in the skyline of Vientiane, as well as the center of Patuxai Park. This regal destination pays ...  Read more

Pha That Luang

Perhaps the most important monument in Laos, this 24-carat, 45-meter high golden stupa was built in the 3rd Century and is said to hold a piece of Buddha’s ...  Read more

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