I have been to Laos twice: in May 1999 and January 2024 and have nothing but good memories of my visits there. In 1999 I visited places like Vientiane, Luang Prabang, and Vang Vieng, and took a boat over the Mekong River back to North Thailand. Because I loved it so much I went back to Laos in 2024!
In the beginning of 2024, I visited Laos again. I flew to Luang Prabang from Bangkok and rented a car at the airport. Below you will see – in this order- travel stock photo’s I shot in places like:
Stock photos of the Luang Prabang night market and images of the Phousi Hill (and the Wat Chom Si shrine), Haw Pha Bang and the Buddhist temple of Wat Xiengthong. Did you know the city of Luang Prabang is listed as World Heritage Site? More on that here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luang_Prabang.
After the Luang Prabang photos you will find my travel photos of the beautifull Kuang-Si-Waterfall.
We went to visit these caves with a slow boat from the other side of the Mekong river. In the Pak-Ou Caves you will find loads of Buddhas.
The village of Luang Namtha is a perfect base for hiking in the jungles of the Nam Ha National Bio-Diversity Conservation Area. A great place to eat Lao food is the night market. And that is also a good place to meet other travellers. The village itself also has some nice interesting points like the market, the Samakkhixay Stupa and the Poumpouk Stupa.
We went on a 3 day jungle trekking with 2 nights in the jungle. The Nam Ha National Bio-Diversity Conservation Area is a verry nice area to walk in. You need a guide and a good place to start is going to one of the booking offices in town. There is plenty on offer from sevaral travel acencies! We booked a 3 day- 2 night explorer trek in the jungle. This is where and what we booked: https://thehikerlaos.com/tours/wild-explorer/ Our guide was great and so was the food he made for us in the jungle!
After our 3 days in the jungle we drove to the awesome place of Namkat-Yorla-Pa. Its half an hour drive from the city of Muang Xai. I guess they can also pick you up from the trainstation in Muang Xai. Do you like luxery right in the jungle? A jungle view right from you room? Go and check out this resort The surrounding area is beautifull and so is the food in this resort!
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Nestled in Southeast Asia, Laos is known for serene landscapes and a rich cultural heritage. With lush jungles, winding rivers, and ancient temples, it offers a tranquil escape. In Laos, you will be meeting friendly people, eating great food, and seeing interesting cultural sites.
Luang Prabang, a UNESCO site since December 1994, reflects Laos’ spirit with monks collecting alms at dawn and a blend of French colonial and Lao architecture. The Mekong River, vital to Laos, flows calmly, mirroring life’s unhurried pace. Riverside villages showcase traditional crafts like textiles and silverware.
For my Dutch visitors: benieuwd naar een reisverhaal en reisfotografie dat ik gemaakt heb op de Mekong rivier? Lees dan dit blog: Reisfotografie en reisverslag Laos.