Laos got its nickname “Land of a Million Elephants” due to its significant number of elephants. However, the country doesn’t have many elephants now because of the environmental issues encountered by Laos. Even though they faced a variety of natural and political matters, it still has a lot of landmarks that attracts many tourists from all around the world.
Vientiane is the capital city of Laos. It features its laid-back atmosphere that can be mistaken as other provincial places of the country. It is an ideal destination for people who want to enjoy their vacation without feeling drained fully. Some of the landmarks that can be expected in this city are Wat Si Saket, Wat Phra Kheo, and Patuxay Monument. Visiting the city is a worthwhile experience as tourists can learn the country’s culture and historical background.
Luang Prabang is located in the northern part of Laos. It also situated in Mekong and Khan rivers. There are famous European styled buildings, Buddhist temples, and riverbanks that tourists can visit. Because of its preserved landmarks and laid-back ambiance, it is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are caves, trekking paths, and waterfalls that are a great option to explore the place. Kuang Si Waterfalls is one of their natural attractions that is an ideal place for thrill-seekers.
Vang Vieng lies between Vientiane and Luang Prabang. Although it has the previous image of wild and dark reputation, the local government is doing its best to change its known background. Being said, many backpackers are visiting the area as there are a lot of natural landmarks that provides picturesque views and exciting experiences. Tourists can try exploring Nam Song River tubing activity to enjoy and immerse with nature.