Top 5 things to see in Laos

Antonina Indomenico is a tourism student who is doing work experience here at the Peregrine office. 

Laos is a magical country of natural beauty and wonder, intense religion, smiling friendly locals, ancient history and magnificent temples.

Check out my top five things to see while in Laos (not necessarily in order):

Pha That luang 
Why not start your day in Vientiane, with a casual stroll down to the famous ‘Great Sacred Stupa’ . Take the time to explore and marvel at the beauty and wonder of this magnificent temple.

Pha That Luang was built in the 3rd century by Asokan missionaries and as legend tells, holds the breastbone and/or hair of Buddha. The beautiful gold covered temple is a national symbol of Buddhism and Lao independence and represents peace and unity.

Wat sisaket
While you’re in the awesome capital of Vientiane, make your way down to check out  Wat Sisaket and take a look at the many Buddha statues that date back to the 16th and 19th centuries.

Wat Sisaket was built by King Chao Anouvong in 1818 and is Vientiane's oldest Buddhist monastery. It is said that the only reason Wat Sisaket survived the Siamese invasions was because of its Thai style architecture. 

Wat phu Champasak
Take a mystical walk through the region of Wat Phu Champasak and admire the wonder and magical temples and ruins of the area. Wat Phu Champasak is a perfect place to take time out from the rest of the world. Sit in peace and serenity while taking in the breath taking views of the region.

Wat Phu is considered the most sacred religious site in Southern Laos.  Intricate carvings are found throughout the site and you'll wonder how someone was able to create such detail into pieces of stone.

Bolaven Plateaus
Make your way down south to the cooler region of Laos to experience the true essence of natural beauty.  The breathtaking views of the waterfalls will make even the strongest jaw drop. While you’re here take the time to explore the surrounds of he plateau. You won’t be disappointed!

Roam through the dense jungle, ride an elephant, meet the people of the hill tribes and taste some of the world’s best coffee beans. 

Luang Prabang
Where to start with Luang Prabang? There is so much to do and see in Luang Prabang! Wake up bright and early to climb Phousi to enjoy the amazing sunrise. Not an early riser? Check out sunset instead!

Fill your day with visits to the Royal Palace Museum, Wat Xieng Thong and  Wat Wisunarat and then
enjoy dinner and a few quiet drinks along the beautiful riverside setting.

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