Laos

Laos is the one place to see a million elephants and the only place to see old Indochina. Here you will find peace and relaxation. The pace of Laos is slow and its people very friendly.

Laos lies between Thailand, Myanmar, China, Vietnam, and Cambodia. The main features you will see while visiting here are the Mekong River Valley and Laos Mountains. The dry season lasts from November to May, with cooler periods in December and January.


Accommodations

There are many places to visit within the provinces of Laos, such as the Luang Prabang, where you can stay at the luxurious La Residence Phou Vao.  Here you can find stories of legends written on temple doors. There are breathtaking views of the mountains and a wonderful view of the sedate town itself - this is life at its best.

Another fine luxurious place to stay is the Villa Santi Hotel. This hotel is known as one of the most charming places in the world. Here you will find your room elegantly decorated in charming Royal Laotian Theme.


Shopping

Shopping in Luang Prabang is an unforgettable experience. This is the place to find some of the finest silks and cottons in the world, cravings from simple to mundane, jewellery in gold or silver and you can even find sapphires at very reasonable prices. There are many artifacts in Laos, but these are prohibited from being exported. However, you will find lots of other treasures that you can bring home with you.


Attractions

Visit the Plain of Jars where an air of mystery hangs over it and the local folklore says this is where in the 6th century the great king Khun Jeuam brought his army from Southern China and defeated the evil chieftain. Visit Champasak that at 1400 years ago was the center of power in the lower Mekong Basin. Visit Laksao, where you won?t go for the town as much as you will the beautiful scenery that surrounds it. Limestone escarpments mark the entrance and the forest to the north, south and east of town is spectacular. It is something you will never forget with the wealth of rare and endangered flora and fauna.

See the Wat Sisaket, the only temple to have survived the destruction brought on by the Siamese in 1828. The interior of this temple on the main wall, and the walls in the surrounding courtyard are inset with thousands of tiny niches containing Budda images. That Luang is the most important national monument in Vientiane and is a beautiful sight to see.


Dining

Restaurants can be found in both hotels and offer a wide variety of international cuisine to chose from. The relaxing atmosphere that you?ll find here will enhance the excellent food you dine on. You will find some pubs and bars on the hotel site, but for the most part Laos does not offer a very lively nightlife. Dine in side or outside and enjoy the spectacular view while you sit in total relaxation.
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