Vientiane is the capital of Laos and is located along the famous and mighty Mekong River. Vientiane is not a busy and bustling city, like Bangkok or Hanoi. It is the smallest capital in Southwast Asia and it feels more like walking around in a busy provincial town. But I love this city, and the Cosmopolitan vibe and atmosphere keep attracting me. Vientiane is a perfect city to include in your Laos itinerary and stay for one or two days. But what to do during your stay in Vientiane? In this article you will find the best things to do in Vientiane in Laos, in terms of art, culture, fashion and history, including tips for tours, hotels and restaurants.
Laos is a beautiful country to visit, with so many lovely places, sights and things to do. The nature is pure and untouched and the atmosphere is still very authentic. It is a country where you can spend weeks and enjoy nature, boat trips and get to know local people in small villages. You marvel at art and culture in the old city of Luang Prabang, but also feel the cosmopolitan atmosphere in Vientiane. In South Laos there are highlights such as the Khmer temples, caves and the idyllic setting of the 4000 islands. In this article you’ll find an overview of the best things to do in Laos, including tips for hotels, tours, best time to visit and local traditions and customs.
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Vat Phou Laos – Everything you want to know about visiting the Khmer ruins!
Are you interested in history and archaeological sites? Without too many other visitors around? Then you definitely should visit the Khmer ruins in Laos. Where you will need to share Angkor Wat in Cambodia with thousands of other tourists, in Laos you will only meet a few fellow visitors. Vat Phou, located near the city Champasak, also known as Wat Phu, was built by the Khmer in the 12th century. It is said that this complex would have been the inspiration for Angkor Wat. Vat Phou in Laos is a must-visit for those interested in art, culture and history. In this article you will find everything you want to know about visiting the Khmer ruins: Vat Phou in Laos.