Beautiful Buddhist monasteries, the Mekong cruises, colonial architecture, and delicious food—Laos offers many attractions for tourists. The dry season lasts from October to May and it is the best time to visit Laos to enjoy its ancient temples and lush nature. This is the most favourable period to go hiking at Mount Phou Si and Xieng Khuan Park, observe gibbons and butterflies, take a slow boat along the Mekong, and check out the coffee harvest. Go to Northern Laos in December to see Hmong New Year traditions, and to Luang Prabang in mid-April to join the Lao New Year celebrations.
An indigenous ethnic group of Northern Laos displays their own festive traditions
Calm your mind and practice wholesome meditation in a Lao Buddhist temple
328 steps lead to a beautiful view over ancient golden temples that reflect the last beams of the falling Sun
The hidden world of Laos is as impressive as its architectural gems above ground
Wander the green jungles of Arabica and Robusta in Laos
Lao rice dishes can be spicy, salty, or sweet. Do not miss the chance to try the latter in one of its many variations
Exploring Laos via kayak is a great adventure
This activity is undoubtedly for those who are not afraid of heights
Enjoy the unique experience of caring for an elephant
Try out some climbing in the Karst hills for great views of the green countryside and winding rivers
Buddhist and Hindu gods and deities gather in Spirit City near Vientiane
A bike journey may be the best way to explore all the beautiful details and hidden gems of Laos
Rural Lao weddings are a great demonstration of national traditions. Hopefully some friends will invite you over
Coconut milk with meat and vermicelli may sound weird, but it definitely tastes great!
Pink stars have fallen from the sky to rest on clear water and be named water lilies
Lao crispy river weed
Why not broaden your palate with various insect species?
No fireworks or fancy family dinners, but rather a temple worship, splashing water, and street food
Trekking in the rainforests can be somewhat challenging, but very rewarding with magnificent vistas and untouched nature
It can be a very calming and peaceful experience to join the Lao people in temples on the first day of Buddhist Lent
For just the right amount of rain try the Lao way and send off a rocket to the god of rain
Blooming poppies turn the green hills of Laos into amazing impressionist pictures
The most important Buddhist celebration in Laos welcomes its visitors with flowers, music, and wax castles
If you can swim, this should be on the top of your list in Laos
How far will you go to dive into ancient cultures?
Water dragons, flower boats, and floating candles—all part of this magical festival!
While butterflies dance around, your mind can calm you can enjoy their simple colourful beauty
Though this species is endangered, great efforts are being made by the people of Laos to save it
This ceremony helps people to bind one's inner spirits to the body for good health and luck
This is where the mysterious and enigmatic Laos unfolds
A peaceful trip along the Mekong River is a great way to get acquainted with Lao people and take great pictures
Enjoy a quiet and tiny Lao village on the bank of Mekong River and learn how to make real rice whiskey
Get your dose of colour in Laos and try all the unique fruit!
These gorgeous flowers are most beautiful in their native habitat
Delicious and part of an ancient legend these coconut cakes are truly irresistible!
Lao people commonly celebrate New Years with spicy papaya salad