Green and peaceful, Laos, sometimes forgotten, is a mountainous country in whose people have retained a calm and relax mood, untouched by the globalization and the Occidental world’s frenzy. Laos will, undoubtedly, charm the traveler looking out for wild and lush nature.
Official Language(s) Lao
Currency Kip (LAK)
International Airport(s) Wattay (Vientiane, VTE) and Luang Prabang (Luang Prabang, LPQ)
Did you know? More than 400 species of birds are living in Laos.
Area, Capital 236 800 km2, Vientiane
Si Phan Don District
The Si Phan Don District, which is actually a multitude of small wild islands, is located in the southernmost region of Laos. The Mekong River, Laos’ main river, winds between the islands. You can navigate on the Mekong in canoe and with eyes wide open: it is possible to see a very rare dolphin species, the River Dolphin. Near the border with Cambodia, the river turns into magnificent waterfalls that you must see.
It is a charming little village near Nam Ou River; you can reach it by boat for a few Kips. When arriving, the travelers are often feeling as if they are at the end of the world… It is also possible to go and visit the small and isolated hamlets located at fairly short distances from Muang Noi, which allows the travelers to go there by foot.
Circled by a multitude of mountains, this small city is, without a doubt, the heart and the cultural center of Laos. The opportunities to climb, hike or do some mountain bike are numerous. You can even swim or do some kayaking: the Mekong River lazily winds about in Western Luang Prabang. There are, also, some beautiful waterfalls to see.
The Cave of Kong Lor
With a length of more than 7.5 kilometers, this cave is the biggest cave of the world! It is reachable by boat, and the river that runs through it is very impressive. The river is deep and its water is emerald green. You can also observe many stalagmites and stalactites. The small village of the same name, located near the cave, is known for the kindness of its inhabitants and its warm atmosphere.
Laos Official Tourism Website : http://www.tourismlaos.org/