For a small country, Laos is one of the most diverse places in South East Asia.
Laos is graced with many serene and relaxed towns, a product of the country's Buddhist traditions of peace and respect. The wonderful city of Luang Prabang is no exception, with its vibrant market, ornate monasteries and the nearby Kuang Si waterfalls, it's a place most visitors spend at least a few days.
Other highlights include the peaceful northern village of Luang Namtha, the base for some incredible treks and optional adventure activities in the forests and rivers of Nam Ha National Park. Vang Vieng, in the heart of the country, is another incredible town and known for its outdoor activities such as trekking, cycling and rock climbing!
Like the landscapes, the food is also beautiful. The typical Laotian dish of Laap is rich in marinated meat and aromatic herbs. It is a perfect treat after a day of exploring. With a distinct taste, the dish is best enjoyed with sticky rice and lashings of fish sauce.
Laos is a country that offers a friendly welcome, and you're sure to have a wonderful time whilst enjoying the landscapes and culture of this gem of South East Asia.