The lure of Laos
Vientiane: The Laos travel experience invariably begins in the capital, Vientiane.
Pha That Luang: Believed to date back to the 3rd century, Pha That Luang is regarded as the most important national monument in Laos.
Wat Si Saket: Vientiane is also the location of another venerable monument, Wat Si Saket.
Buddhist treasures: The temple features a cloister wall with more than 2,000 ceramic and silver Buddha images.
Patuxai Monument: Vientiane's Patuxai Monument stands as a war memorial dedicated to all those who fought in the struggle for independence from France.
Kuang Si waterfall: Exploring the Laos countryside is to discoverer a world of magical caves and tumbling waterfalls.
Pak Ou natural cave: Located at the confluence of the Nam Ou River and Mekong River is the famous cave complex of Pak Ou.
Luang Prabang: Both the waterfall and cave complex are located near the historical capital city of Luang Prang.
UNESCO status: A much-photographed Luang Prang landmark is the gilded stupa of Wat Chom Si, set on the wooded summit of Mount Phou Si.
Illuminated temples: Luang Prabang's ancient town is home to numerous temples and monasteries, all of which can be visited.