Popular Destinations in Laos
The capital city of Laos, Vientiane amalgamates French-colonial
architecture with Buddhist temples among which the most popular one is the
16th-century Pha That Luang, which is a national symbol. Other attractions
in the city include the arched Patuxai Victory Monument and the Lao
National Museum to name a few. Morning and evening markets in the city
offer produce, souvenirs, handicrafts and electronic items.
Vang Vieng is a small town located on the Nam Song River, in north of
Vientiane. The city is surrounded by imposing limestone mountains and
caves. Located in the western part of the city, Tham Poukham is a cave with
a reclining Buddha statue and a blue-green lagoon. In the north of the city
is the deep Tham Nam Cave boasting a spring at its entrance.
Pakse is a city located in southern Laos, at the point where the Mekong and
Xe Don rivers meet. The central part of the city is named Wat Luang, where
there’s a lavishly decorated Buddhist temple. Champasak Historical Heritage
Museum introduces visitors to the region's culture through textile,
jewelry, and musical instrument displays. The rich history of the city is
reflected in its French colonial architecture, mainly in the old quarter
located near Xe Don River. Daoheuang Market, located just outside the city
center, is a lively market selling clothes, household items, and fresh
produce. In the east of the city is the fertile Bolaven Plateau famous for
its coffee plantations and lovely waterfalls.