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Submitted on Sep 27, 2020 Useful Info

A Brief Guide on all You Need to Know About Laos

User submitted photo of LaosLaos is a Southeastern Asian Country and is officially recognized as Lao People's Democratic Republic.

It is the only landlocked country in Southeast Asia.

At the heart of the Indochinese Peninsula, Laos is transversed by the Mekong River.

Bordering Countries

  • Myanmar and China to the Northwest.
  • Vietnam to the East
  • Cambodia to the Southeast and,
  • Thailand to the West and Southwest

Top Tourist Destinations in Laos

1. Kuang Si Waterfall

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  • Also known as Tat Kuang Si Waterfall, it is a three tied waterfall located 29 km south of Luang Prabang.
  • The water flows into a blue pool which is accessible for swimming.
  • The waterfall drops 200 ft.

Entrance fee

  • The locals charge 20,000 kip to visit the site.

Opening and Closing Hours

  • It is open from 8 am to 5 pm from Monday to Sunday except on Tuesday(opens from 9 am to 5 pm).

2. Pha That Luang Vientiane, the Great Stupa

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  • This is a gold covered Buddhist temple located in Vientiane, Laos Capital City.
  • Established in the 3rd century, the Great Stupa is regarded as the most important monument in Laos and is part of the national symbol.

Open 24/7.

3. Phousi Hill

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  • It is a tourist attraction site in Luang Prabang, Laos.
  • Mount Phousi is a 100 m hill at the heart of Luang Prabang.
  • It is bordered by both the Mekong and the Name Khan River.
  • The gilded Stupa of Wat Chom Si is located in the summit of the hill and is a major tourist attraction.

Opening and Closing Hours

  • Opens from 5.30 am to 6 pm from Monday to Sunday.

4. Wat Xiengthong

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  • It is a Buddhist temple in Luang Prabang.
  • Built in 1559, it remains one of the most important monuments in Laos as it serves as a cultural, religious and traditional art preservation site.

Opening and Closing Hours

  • It is open from 8 am to 5 pm from Monday to Sunday.