THINGS TO DO IN LAOS : aforadio.com


Wat Phu
Location: Base of Mount Phu Kao (6km from Mekong in Champasak Province)

  • Once a ruined Khmer Hindu temple is now a centre of Theravada Buddhist worship
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Scientific activities has been taking place for years until today
  • The site features a museum which houses artifacts of the temple such as statues of Shiva, Vishnu, Nandin as well as Buddhist statues
  • The site is open to public (8am - 6pm) with an entrance fee of 50.000 LAK



Tham Kong Lo/Kong Lo Cave
Location: Phu Hin Bun National Park, Khammoune Province (130km north of of Thakek)

  • Dramatic karst formation limestone cave
  • Southeast Asia's Geological Wonders
  • 7km deep
  • The pool inside the cave glows a bright emerald colour which locals believe it is the reflect of the skin of the Hindi god, Indra



Patuxai/Patuxai Arch or the Arc de Triomphe of Vientiane
Location: Vientiane

  • Dedicated to those who fought for independence from France
  • It resembles the Arc de Triomphe in Paris
  • Laotian design, decorated with mythologicial creatures such as the Kinnari (half-female, half-bird)



French-Lao Architecture
Location: Around Laos

  • Most old buildings are restructured to look better but in the same French Indochina feel
  • Untouched French colonial era buildings can still be found in Lao cities thoroughout the country

Kuang Si Falls/Tat Kuang Si Waterfalls
Location: Luang Prabang (29km south of Luang Prabang)

  • Beautiful turquoise blue pools
  • Admission fee is charged to visit the site
  • Swimming is allowed
  • One pool is closed from the public due to it being a sacred site