Laos

Laos Travel Guide

Use this Laos travel guide to discover the country that is fast becoming the darling of Southeast Asia. Laos satisfies all the romantic images of perfumed frangipani trees, saffron-robed monks and golden temples. These are set amongst a rich tapestry of the tropical Mekong Islands, ethnic minority villages such as those near Luang Namtha, cascading waterfalls and vivid, green rice paddies, and bound together by the mighty Mekong River, the country’s lifeline. But the lasting impression is of the people and their overwhelming friendliness. This is a land that endures the terrible legacy of being the world's most bombed country per capita, yet its people radiate a sunny, happy disposition.

Laos Travel Guide Highlights
Laos Travel Guide That Luang
That Luang
A symbol of Lao nationhood and the country's holiest site.
Loas Travel Guide Water Fall
The Four Thousand Islands
Laos' very own tropical archipelago. 
Laos Travel Guide Phonsavanh and the Plain of Jars
Phonsavanh and the Plain of Jars
See the bomb legacy and perplexing giant stone jars littered over the grasslands.
Loas Travel Guide Houei Xai
Houei Xai
Take a boat along the Mekong from Luang Prabang to this riverside town, near the Gibbon Experience.
Loas Travel Guide Laung Prabang
Luang Prabang
A bijou city of golden temples with UNESCO World Heritage status.
Loas Travel Guide Savannakhet
Savannakhet
Stroll around the crumbling colonial core and go trekking in the nearby Sacred Forest.
Loas Travel Guide Muang Sing
Muang Sing
Visit the ethnic minority villages near Muang Sing in the northern highlands.
Laos Travel Guide Wat Phou
Wat Phou
A tiered 12th-century Khmer archaeological site.
Loas Travel Guide Vang Vieng
Vang Vieng
On the Nam Song surrounded by jungle, this relaxed town is Laos' top activity spot.
Laos Travel Guide Muang Ngoi Neua
Muang Ngoi Neua
A laid-back town amid limestone karsts and paddies on a bend in the river.

This is edited copy from Footprint Handbooks. For comprehensive details (incl address, tel no, directions, opening times and prices) please refer to book or individual chapter PDF
Products in this Region

Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos Handbook

Footprint's Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos takes you from the Mekong Delta to the Chinese border in...

Laos Focus Guide

Laos is a fusion of cultures: Colonial architecture, coffee and croissants sit alongside open-air...

Laos Handbook

Travellers will be wowed by the stunning natural beauty of Laos and the laid-back temperament of...
PDF Downloads

Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos Handbook

Individual chapters also available

Southeast Asia Handbook

Individual chapters also available

Laos Handbook

Individual chapters also available
Digital Products

Available NOW!
Read more...