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Laos

Background & Highlights

A closely guarded secret for nearly 20 years, Laos has only recently begun to receive visitors. Landlocked and wedged uncomfortably between Thailand, Vietnam, China, Cambodia and Burma (Myanmar), Laos is something of a rustic poor relation trapped in a time warp.

An hour flight from the steamy crush of Bangkok, Laos is a ...

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Wat Xieng Thong

Wat Xieng Thong was built in 1560 by King Setthathirath on the peninsula between the Mekong and Khan rivers in Luang Prabang. It is one of the most important temples in Laos.

River Cruises

Mekong River Cruise, Southern Laos
Not far from the shores of the Mekong River in Southern Laos lie two of the regions most remarkable treasures, the mythical World Heritage site of Vat Phou and the Oun Moung Temple.

Photography

The Big Laos Adventure
This 14 day journey through Laos is ideal for the individual, adventurous traveller who is looking for a small group of like minded people to join. The Big Lao Adventure involves many nature activities including kayaking, trekking into the high country of the hilltribe people, riding elephants, caving, mountain biking, waterfalls and discovering the way of life of the Lao people along the majestic Mekong River in Luang Prabang.

River Cruises

Mekong River Cruise, Northern Laos
The Mekong Sun is the first river cruise boat designed to operate on the unpredictable waters of the upper Mekong between Chiang Saen in northern Thailand in the heart of the Golden Triangle, to the royal city of Luang Prabang and the Laotian capital, Vientiane.

Anthropology & Tribes

Trekking in Northern Laos
Northern Laos especially presents many great trekking opportunities. Not only is the terrain very mountainous and largely swathed in forest, it is also home to a dazzling array of highly colourful minority tribal people who still pursue the traditional slash and burn (swidden) farming methods, unchanged for a thousand years.

Wat Xieng Thong

Wat Xieng Thong was built in 1560 by King Setthathirath on the peninsula between the Mekong and Khan rivers in Luang Prabang. It is one of the most important temples in Laos.
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