Laos remains Southeast one of Asia’s most beguiling destinations. This is a deeply spiritual country bristling with ancient tradition and French-colonial influence. Life in Laos goes at a slow pace, with friendly faces and exceptional hospitality; this is a people and place that warmly welcomes any traveller.
With its history in the middle of two Indochina wars the country has been stuck in isolation and so remains slow with old-fashioned charm. Despite a tiny population, the country is hugely diverse with half of the population living in small hill-tribe villages. These traditional towns are best discovered on the Northern hills of Laos where untouched communities are colourfully adorned in traditional dress. Further South Luang Prabang is a UNESCO-protected gem at the heart of Loatian culture flanked by lofty green mountains and the mighty Mekong river. The ancient city in the north of the country is a delightful mix of exquisite Theravada Buddhist temples and French colonial buildings – and a great place for cafes, restaurants, bars and shops.
This Southeast Asian country is a country to enjoy at your own pace, enjoying relaxing views of mountains and untamed natural beauty. Much like its neighbouring countries, Vietnam and Cambodia, Laos is a stunning landscape of mountains, waterfalls and lush greenery to explore.
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