The “Secrets” to Travelling to Laos

Laos, the neighboring country of Vietnam, has unspoiled and peaceful beauty, and attracts millions of tourists worldwide to flock to Luang Prabang, where has magnificent temples, palatial Royal Palace Museum, unique Plain of Jar, Vientiane Buddha park....

Laos, the neighboring country of Vietnam, has unspoiled and peaceful beauty, and attracts millions of tourists worldwide to flock to Luang Prabang, where has magnificent temples, palatial Royal Palace Museum, unique Plain of Jar, Vientiane Buddha park....
The “Secrets” to Travelling to Laos
The unspoiled nature in Laos
Climate
Laos climate is quite similar to it is in Vietnam, which is divided quite markedly by region. The average temperature ranges from 24 to 33 degrees Celsius.
+ Northern Laos (including Luang Prabang) has similar climate to northern Vietnam with four seasons.
+ Central and southern Laos climates is like its of Central and Central Highlands of Vietnam, but it is more severe in summer (hotter, drier) and heavy rainfall in the rainy season (compared to Vietnam).

The “Secrets” to Travelling to Laos
Dry season in Laos
Places to visit

In Laos, the destination that is worthiest to spend time and money in is the capital of Luang Prabang. Here, you can visit the system of magnificent temples of the ancient capital as Wat Xieng Thong, Wat Visunarath, Wat Mai, Wat Aham, Wat Sene ... and the Vietnamese Phat Tich temple built on the bank of the Mekong ...
Wat Xieng Thong in Luang Prabang, Laos
The temples are located quite close to each other, and are opened from 8am -5pm. If going inside the temple to visit and pray, visitors will be charged a fee.

Xieng Khouang

Xieng Khouang and the mystery of the Plain of Jars are the reasons why tourists around the world want to come here once to discover. Xieng Khuang also attracts tourists all over the world by the unspoiled landscape, pure and primitive nature.

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Plain of Jars

The Plain of Jars is the famous cultural and historical area that any one coming to Laos would like to come to visit. Located near the city of Kham Muon, on Xieng Khouang plateau, there are thousands of stone jars lying scattered along the field. Archaeologists believe that the jars date back 1,500 to 2,000 years, and, around the plain, there are many mysterious legendary stories without an explanation to satisfy the curios people. Another reason why the Plain of Jars has become famous is that it was the most intense battlefield during the war against American of the three Indochinese countries.


The Plain of Jars, the historic site containing many mysterious stories
Vientiane
Vientiane, the current capital of Laos, is like the most beautiful flower of Dok Champa, and attracts visitors by the simple and peaceful beauty. Pha That Luang is the most sacred temples of Laos, characterized by the architectural style of the Gold plated temple tower commonly found in the nations under the influence of primitive Buddhism. Pha That Luang is opened to welcome tourists on all days of the week, the entrance fee is 5,000 kip ($ 0.65).
Phat That Luang festival
Patuxay is a typical architecture of Vientiane and is located in the northeast end of Lane Xang Avenue. From atop Patuxay, visitors can admire the entire city of Vientiane, especially Patuxai Park and Lane Xang Avenue.
Patuxay , triumphal arches of Laos
Suggestions for travel schedule in Laos are as follows:

From Hanoi:

1. The route of Plain of Jars - Luang Prabang - Vang Vieng - Vientiane. This itinerary takes you only about 5 days to visit. Along with that, you can carry plenty of gifts, traditional crafts, fine arts or brocade with very cheap price from Vientiane to Vietnam.
2. Schedule Hanoi - Na Meo border gate - Sam Nua- Plain of Jars. This schedule takes about 8 days.

From Saigon:

From Ho Chi Minh City, you catch bus to Kon Tum, come to Laos via Bo Y border gate - Phou Keua - Pakse - Vientiane - Luang Prabang - Cau Treo border gate (Highway 8) in Ha Tinh and follow the inland road to return to HCMC. To visit all the sites in the schedule, you need about 9 days, 8 nights.

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