Laos

The Viharn at Wat Si Saket in Vientiane, Laos

Temples of Laos: Wat Si Saket in Vientiane

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Sitting opposite the Presidential Palace on the corner of Avenue Lang Xang and Setthathirat Road is Vientiane’s oldest standing temple – Wat Si Saket. Although the nearby Haw Phra Keo is known as the oldest temple in the city by dating back to the 16th century, it has been destroyed several times. Built in 1818 by… Read More

A freshly planted rice field in Vang Vieng, Laos

Panorama: Freshly Planted Rice Field in Vang Vieng, Laos

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Today’s travel photo is a panorama of a freshly planted rice field in a small village outside of Vang Vieng, Laos. My last visit to Vang Vieng coincided with the rice planting season in Laos, and my bike ride through the spectacular countryside was made even more interesting as there were people out everywhere working… Read More

Storm clouds over the Mekong River in Luang Prabang, Laos

33 Photos That Will Make You Want To Travel To Laos

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Laos is a fascinating country. It’s not really an off the beaten path destination anymore, but it often still feels that way. This landlocked country in Southeast Asia has a tiny population compared to some of its huge neighbours, and it actually shares a border with five different countries, which perhaps is the reason for… Read More

Food stalls in Savannakhet, Laos

Food Stalls in Savannakhet, Laos

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Today’s travel photo is of some local food stalls along one of the quiet streets of Savannakhet in Southern Laos. The sleepy town of Savannakhet is a great place to grab a bike and just slowly cycle around the quiet streets. There isn’t much of a tourist presence here and little stalls and hole in… Read More

Patuxai in Vientiane, Laos

Backpacker’s Travel Guide to Vientiane, Laos

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Vientiane is a capital city that doesn’t really feel like a capital city, especially when you compare it to the metropolises of Laos’ neighbouring countries. Compared to cities like Bangkok, Hanoi or Phnom Penh, Vientiane is a sleepy little city, located right on the Mekong River. It is a city that is now forever changing… Read More

Mekong River View in Pakbeng, Laos

Mekong River View in Pakbeng, Laos

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Today’s travel photo is of the view of the Mekong River and cloud covered mountains in the village of Pakbeng, Laos. Pakbeng is the halfway point of the two day slow boat journey between Luang Prabang and the Thailand border crossing at Huay Xai, and it is certainly in a very scenic part of the… Read More

Country Road in Vang Vieng, Laos

Country Road in Vang Vieng, Laos

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Today’s travel photo is of a country road outside Vang Vieng in Laos. The countryside around Vang Vieng is absolutely stunning, and makes for the perfect place for a relaxing bike ride. I took this photo while cycling along the dirt road to have a swim at the local swimming hole that is known as… Read More

Boating building on Don Khone in Si Phan Don, Laos

Backpacker’s Travel Guide to Si Phan Don (4000 Islands), Laos

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Si Phan Don (4000 Islands) is situated right in the south of Laos, in the stretch of Mekong River that borders Cambodia. Here, the Mekong River splits into a maze of different channels covering a width of around 4 km, creating thousands of small islands (around 4000 in the dry season). Si Phan Don is… Read More

Street and old buildings in Luang Prabang, Laos

Instagramming Laos

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It’s Instagram roundup time again! This time from the beautiful landlocked country of Laos in Southeast Asia. This was actually my second trip to Laos, but this time I had a lot more time to explore and got to see some new places. It still wasn’t enough time of course. This time around I didn’t… Read More

Mekong River in Luang Prabang, Laos

Following the Mekong River through Southeast Asia

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I stood at the immigration point in Huay Xai, Laos, looking across the swift flowing muddy waters of the Mekong River. On the other side was Thailand, my destination. This would be the last time that I would cross the Mekong on this trip. As I stood there waiting for the boat to arrive to… Read More

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