Reason 1: Surprise all your friends, acquaintances and colleagues with stories that you have visited such a distant and exotic country, in which almost absolutely no one from your circle of friends has been, and many do not even know where this mysterious country is located.
Reason 2: To see the true “pearl” of Southeast Asia – Luang Prabang – the ancient capital of Laos, its religious and cultural center, a world heritage site under the auspices of UNESCO. Here, in a town consisting of only a few streets, 32 beautiful temples built exclusively according to Lao architectural traditions have been preserved in their original form.
Reason 3: Feel the atmosphere of deep tradition and spirituality, go back to the distant past, understand that there are unique corners in the world, untouched by time and the world economy, where everything was and will be according to the established order a long time ago
Reason 4: Visit the amazingly beautiful waterfalls of Laos, in particular the cascading Kuang Si waterfall in the jungle near Luang Prabang, famous for its very unusual, bright turquoise water color
Reason 5: Visit the amazing Pak U Cave near Luang Prabang, which has over a thousand Buddha statues of different times, sizes and styles.
Reason 6: To see the unique centuries-old tradition, when every day in the early morning, strings of monks walk the streets and collect offerings, painting the streets orange with their clothes
Reason 7: Take a walk along Asia’s greatest river, the Mekong. Originating in Tibet at an altitude of more than 5000 m above sea level, with a length of 4500 km, the Mekong flows through the whole of Indochina and flows into the East Sea. The cruise can last from a couple of hours to several days, but regardless of the duration, the endless beauties that open along the coast will remain in memory for years to come.
Reason 8: Visit Wat Phu Champassak Temple – the ruins of a unique Khmer temple of the pre-Angkor period, which was the prototype for the construction of the famous temples of Angkor in Cambodia. This temple is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Reason 9: Visit the “Valley of Pitchers” – an amazing and mysterious place where more than a thousand ancient stone pots of unknown origin and purpose are found, weighing up to 6 tons. It still remains a mystery how and by whom these pots were made, used, transported, and therefore this place is shrouded in numerous secrets, legends and conjectures. The material dates from the period from 500 BC. e. up to 800 n. e, and its samples are not found in the area
Reason 10: To visit one of the most ecologically clean places in the world. With an experienced guide, go on a trekking or elephant ride in the jungle to see with your own eyes the untouched flora and fauna of the rainforests
Reason 11: Feel like a real pioneer and adventurer, go rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, cave exploration, cycling in places where there are not many tourists and where you can truly enjoy the pristine nature and solitude
Reason 12: Taste the delicious Lao cuisine, which is undoubtedly a special part of the country’s culture, and drink the specific strong Lao coffee grown on the plantations of the Boloven plateau.
Reason 13: Buy unique handmade products made of leather, natural silk, silver, stone, wood, which, according to ancient traditions passed down from generation to generation, were made by the best craftsmen
Reason 14: To see the beauty of Sipadong, also called the Four Thousand Islands, the place where the Mekong, reaching its maximum width of more than 1 km, forms numerous rapids, waterfalls and islets. This is one of the most amazing scenic spots in Asia.
Reason 15: Meet the unique population of freshwater dolphins that live in the Mekong, in southern Laos
Reason 16: Just relax, forget about a laptop, mobile phone, e-mail, bad ecology, city bustle, feel the unhurried rhythm of life, take a break from “civilization”, enjoy natural beauty and a rare opportunity to be in harmony with yourself and the world around you.