In recent years orchids have gained great popularity and become great home decorations. However, seeing their beauty in the wild is always a much better experience.
Laos is a particularly great place to enjoy orchids. There are about 335 officially recorded species here. Some of them bloom only once per year and only for a few days while some appear in specific months. So to see the largest variety of them January–June is the most suitable period with March being an especially choice time.
Orchids can be found in many areas of Laos. They grow in wet woodlands and jungles, on rock ledges, and steep cliffs. Most of the areas with high concentrations of orchids are protected by local people and can be accessed only with organized tours. Currently, the best Orchid Trek is held in the Phou Khouay National Park near Vientiane. It also has the largest variety of flowers.