Landlocked and located in the centre of the Indo-Chinese peninsula it is known since antiquity as Lan Xang or the Land of a Million Elephants. The lack of foreign influence usually affords travelers to Laos for a unique glimpse of traditional Laotian life. Being one of the most enigmatic countries, life in Laos is slow and the people are friendly and relaxed. It is a land of mountains, mists and untamed natural beauty. Buddhism permeates every facet of human life and change is slow to come by. Laotian faith is genuine and hospitality generous. So, tourists should visit Laos with an open mind and heart.
Highlights: Eat at Tamnak Lo restaurant, take a traditional boat trip upstream on the Mekong to visit the Pak Ou caves; Visit the most beautiful temple of Wat Xieng Thong, and a local rice wine distillery; Have a picnic lunch at Pak Ou.