The Absolute Laos Experience
If you’re interested in visiting Laos, Absolute has all the Laos travel information and Laos travel tips you could ask for. There is a lot to learn about Laos travel, but the two areas travelers are most often interested in visiting are Vientiane and Luang Prabang.
Vientiane is set along the Mekong River near Thailand and is the capital and largest city of Laos. Stop by Wat Sisaket, believed to be the oldest temple in the city, check out the collection of statuary at Wat Pra Keo Museum, and ogle at the colonial villas around the Presidential Palace. Learn about Laos with travel steeped in culture and attend the That Luang Festival in November, when the stupa becomes the center of activities, candle-lit processions, and entertainment. Compare Patuxai to Paris’ similar Arc De Triomphe; enjoy the calm of Xieng Khuan, also known as Buddha Park, with its eclectic array of Buddhist and Hindu statuary in a meadow near the Mekong River; and shop the Morning Market for weavings, Lao cotton, and ceramics.
In Luang Prabang you can enjoy the unhurried pace and quiet streets of the ancient Royal Capital, attend one of the city’s many festivals, and compare the architectural style of the city’s temples with that of Northern Thailand. Visit Mount Phousi, covered with small wats, panoramic views of the city and the Mekong; stop in at the Palace Museum for its intentional mix of Lao and French architectural styles; see Wat Xieng Thong to with its mosaics and classic Luang Prabang style sweeping roofs. Travel to Wat Visoun, the oldest in the city, with its 35-meter Lotus stupa and lovely collection of Buddha statues; shop for produce alongside locals at That Luang market; and take a sail up the Mekong to visit the magnificent Buddha statues at the Pak Ou caves.
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