What not to Miss While Travelling to Laos

Crisscrossed by the Mekong River, Laos is a beautiful Southeast Asian nation. It is recognized for its mountainous topography, French colonial structural design, Vientiane, the easy-going capital, and the mesmerizing craft boutiques. Laos is one of the enigmatic travel destinations that is a must visit for your next vacation. With a ‘back-in-time’ feel to it and truly friendly people together with distinctive Buddhist temples, enigmatic heritage sites, you are assured a variety of cultural ride in discovering this country.

12 Sites in Laos you cannot Afford to Miss:

Plain of the Jars

plain of the jars

It is a mysterious site as nobody knows about the utility of these stone jars. However, they will blow your mind.

Bolaven Plateau and its Waterfalls

bolaven plateau and its waterfalls

Famous for the picturesque scenery, folkloric villages, uncharted corners, the Tad Fane and Dong Hua Sao waterfalls.

Luang Prabang

A UNESCO world heritage site that offers royal palaces, temples, old and decayed French colonial architecture for you.

That Luang

that luang

Also known as the Great Stupa, it is a holy monument in Laos. It appears as a fortress and the top is concealed with gold leaf. 

Wat Phou

wat phou

It is the most ancient city of Khmer and has a complex of temples waiting to amaze you.

Vang Vieng

It is just like heaven to look at. Surrounded by rivers, mountains, limestone precipices and paddy fields it amuses travellers worldwide.

Wat Sisaket

It is an architectural charisma that depicts monastery wall housing with uncountable small Buddha pictures and seated Buddha’s. They are made out of wood, stone and bronze.


It is a nonviolent pastoral province in the north-western corner of Laos. It has its own farmland, mountains and tropical forests to explore.

Buddha Park

buddha park

A park that has more than 200 religious statues, including Hindu Gods and demons and a 40 meter high resting Buddha. It was built in 1958 by a monk who studied Buddhism and Hinduism.

Wat Phu

The ruins of Khmer temple complex displays the temple pillars, pediments etc.

That Ing Hang Stupa

that ing hang stupa

Apart from the beautiful architectural details around, it is believed that this stupa has preserved Lord Buddha’s spine.

Konglor Cave

This cave is only 50 meters tall with openings on both ends and is a way to explore other waterfalls.

These are few of the picturesque sites in Laos you should not miss. However, if you have time then, make sure to visit other sites in Laos which will enrich your travel diary.