Laos Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 52%, Laos is one of the world's best travel destinations if you like the idea of meandering down a seemingly endless river. The mighty Mekong River is the backbone of this relatively bucolic country, where no one ever really seems to be in much of a hurry. This is borne out by the fact that a slow boat down the Mekong is one of the world's truly classic journeys. Most start the trip from the Thai border and take a couple of days to travel south to the French Colonial city of Luang Prabang. It's a great way to see the countryside and life along the river. Arriving at Luang Prabang - a UNESCO-listed city – you will encounter a blend of traditional Laos culture, with just a touch of French chic. When you're ready to move on, all you have to do is hop another boat and continue your journey southward. This will take you further into a land where Buddha pervades every aspect of life, from the Pak Ou Caves, where you'll find thousands of statues on display, to the aptly named Buddha Park, where you'll find a massive reclining Buddha over a hundred meters long. In some ways, Laos is like a Shangri-La of travel destinations. The pathway is always there; and it's just up to you to hop aboard and explore it.
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Sit back and relax on a "slow boat" as the world slowly passes you by on the mighty Mekong River. The Mekong is the 10th largest river in the world and winds its way down from the Tibetan Plateau through a number of Asian count....
See the many changing faces of Buddha with a visit to Buddha Park, which is also known as Xieng Khuan and is located just outside of Vietiane, Laos. The collection of statues here is truly amazing and range from a massive recli....
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