Bespoke Holidays to Laos. Laos is affectionately known as the Land of a Million Elephants and provides visitors with an unforgettable glimpse into traditional, cultural and unspoilt South East Asia. The natural wonders are endless and the UNESCO World Heritage city of Luang Prabang is not to be missed – it offers gleaming temples and beautifully preserved French architecture surrounded by breathtaking mountains and the majestic Mekong River. Formerly the royal capital of Laos, Luang Prabang is a charming town made up of wooden houses, crumbing French provincial buildings and golden-roofed temples. At dawn, monks from the various monasteries walk through the streets collecting alms of rice. Wat Xieng Thong is Luang Prabangs magnificent temple, containing a rare reclining Buddha statue that dates back to the 1560s.
Vientiane, the capital, is home to the 16th century Pha That Luang temple and sits on the banks of the Mekong River. It has retained much of the French colonial architecture intertwined with Buddhist temples.
The atmosphere is relaxed. The country has almost been forgotten by tourist, although this is changing as the Laos Government predict tourism will be the biggest growth sector.
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