Near Luang Prabang, climb the many steps of the 100 metre high Mount Phousi. Golden Buddhist temples adorn the route, like Wat Tham Phousi, and at the summit you can admire the gilded spire of Wat Chom Si. For your hard work, you'll also be gifted one of the most epic views across all of Laos. A must-see sight.
Baci is an important ceremony in Laos used to celebrate births, marriages and events of the human soul. Part of the ceremony involves the ritual tying of strings around a person's wrist, the creation of flower trays and the chanting of mantras followed by a great feast and Laotian dance and music. It's a beautiful cultural event to witness.
Explore the Lao National Museum in Vientiane where you can journey into the past and uncover the history of the country. You'll find exhibits of dinosaur bones, ancient pottery and historic sculptures, as well as collections that highlight the culture and traditions of the local people. It's a great place to understand more about the heritage of Laos.
Laos is home to a world of waterfalls, from towering single drops that crash with a thunderous roar, to cascading electric blue waters that rush down layers of rock creating perfect swimming holes. A tour of the waterfalls of Laos is a magical experience that can involve atmospheric rainforest treks and a chance to spot monkeys.
Pak Ou Caves is a network of caverns built into a limestone cliff. It's one of the most revered holy sites in Laos with over 4,000 Buddhist icons decorating the interiors. Stroll through the lower cave into the upper section and enjoy a sweeping view across the Mekong River framed with ornate Buddha statues.