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5 Interesting Tourist Attractions In Laos

In terms of tourism, Laos does not have a sea of ​​objects, even so you can visit interesting tourist attractions in Laos. Laos is a country in Southeast Asia that has no ocean. northern border with China, the south by Cambodia, the east by Vietnam and west borders with Thailand. This state is also called "Lan Xang" means the State a Thousand Elephants. Here are some attractions in Laos. Capital Vientiane, Luang Prabang, Pak Ou Caves, and many more.

French colonial heritage, natural beauty and cultural wealth of more than 130 ethnic groups make Laos as one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Southeast Asia, especially for the backpacker. 

Here are interesting tourist attractions in Laos:

1. Vientiane

Vientiane is the capital and largest city in Laos. At the corners of the city remaining European-style buildings and relics of Buddha. Several important buildings such as Buddha Park, Haw Phra, Kaew, Lao National Museum, Patuxay, Pha That Luang, That Dam, Wat Ong Teu Mahawihan, Wat Si Muang, Wat Si Saket, and, Wat Sok Pa Luang. Many cultural heritage make it as one of UNESCO's world heritage. Atmosphere of a quiet town away from congestion and be the main attraction. Not many skyscrapers in the city of 600,000. Vehicle traffic on the road too quiet.

2. Luang Prabang

While in Laos, you must visit Luang Prabang, an ancient city in the northern part of the cultural center of Laos. The remains of the ruins of empire Laos which is a combination of French architecture and Buddhist temples to be the main attractions of Luang Prabang. Not to forget the beautiful scenery of the Mekong river complete with waterfall.

Precisely in 1995 Luang Prabang was named as one of UNESCO World Heritage Site. Previously this city was the capital of ancient kingdom of Lan Xang since the days of king to king Phothisarat. Luang Prabang is also a Buddhist center, which until now visited by people who want to explore the teachings of Buddhism. Many also found the relics related to Buddhism, such as Wat Xieng Thong, built the Buddhist temple architecture in the 16th century. Temple serves as a place of sacred ceremony.

3. Pak Ou Caves

The Pak Ou Caves is a sacred landscape that is located on the Mekong River. They are loaded with thousands of statues of Buddha and is still used as places of worship. Every New Year people make pilgrimages to the cave. Pak Ou Cave is located about 25 km from Luang Prabang. It can be reached by boat from Luang Prabang. Alternatively you can go by a soonthaew, that will bring you to the opposite bank of the river, where boats will be waiting to take you to the other site.

4. Mekong River

This river became one of the attractions in Laos. many unique phenomena that occur in this place. from where the giant fish "Mekong Catfish" until the rise of the dragon balls of fire. the river is used segabai places selling souvenir Laos, dining and relaxing.

5. Van Phou Temple

This attraction is located in Champassak province and turned into World Heritage by UNESCO because it contains a high historical value and as a symbol of the history of civilizations that exist in Laos. This building has a curved unusual architecture and many works of art contained in them as symbols of commitment and strong religious beliefs. in this place there is also a beautiful stretch of mountains that stretches around this place.