A journey through Laos is a like stepping into the Asia of old. Its slow pace of life is apparent in its languid villages and even in its sleepy capital, Vientiane, with its charming buildings and riverside setting. Beautiful Luang Prabang retains French-colonial architecture, and there are glittering Buddhist temples at every turn.
The wide, muddy Mekong winds its way through the country, and a boat cruise down this picturesque waterway is a highlight of any trip through Laos. Explore hilltribe cultures, enjoy interacting with the friendly Lao people, and be enchanted by this lush, tranquil pocket of Southeast Asia.