28 September 2017

21 Photos to Inspire you to Travel Laos

Laos is a gorgeous country and one quickly rising in popularity on the Southeast Asian backpacking trail. It is easy to see why, as there is no shortage of simply stunning scenery and nature, as well as being vibrantly rich in culture and history.

Did you know Laos is the most bombed country in the world? Quite an interesting fact I thought. On a more positive note, they are also well-known for their adventurous outdoor activities, French colonial architecture, mountainous terrain, hill tribe settlements, Buddhist monasteries, being the highest consumers of sticky rice in the world and having a nation-wide midnight curfew.

Visiting Laos for the first time recently was during my fifth trip to Southeast Asia and I'm so glad I finally went. I only got to spend 10 nights there and I know I'll be back (but preferably not during the rainy season again!).

Below is a collection of 21 of my favourite photos and highlights from Laos, from Vientiane, Vang Vieng and Luang Prabang. Hopefully, if you haven't been before they can inspire you to visit Laos on your next Southeast Asian trip.

That Luang Tai Temple
Tuktuk in front of the Mekong
Kuang Si Waterfall

Luang Prabang National Museum
Nam Khan River
Wat Xiengthong
Riverside Resort views in Vang Vieng
River tubing down the Nam Song River!
Wat Xiengthong
Beerlao is the delicious award-winning national beer 
Pha That Luang, the symbol of Vientiane
Bridge over the Nam Song River
Monk monastery at That Luang Tai
Sunset along the Mekong River
Patuxai 'Victory Gate'
Where the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers meet
That Luang Tai Temple
Splashing about in Nam Song
Vientiane, capital of Laos
Painting-like sunset, Vang Vieng

Photographs were shot on Sony RX 100 iv, Samsung Galaxy S7 and GoPro Hero4.

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Happy Travels,


  1. These photos were beautiful. I am so nervous about traveling alone because I can't seem to get anyone to go with me. You looked like you had to much fun!

  2. I just love looking at beautiful photos of faraway places. My niece has a few coffee shops in Laos, and I've been toying going to visit them. This makes me want to do so! thanks for sharing

  3. Wow I didn't know Laos is the most bombed country, thats so sad to know. Loved the captures, love the landscape, the waterfalls just so picturesque.

  4. !!!! I love Laos. I spend about 6 months in Thailand, and needed a visa renewed, so my sister and I went to Laos but only for about 4 days. I regret not staying longer. We simply stayed in the capital city and had a great time, but I yearn to go back to see Veng Viang. Thanks for that trip down memory lane!

  5. awesome photos! as if i didnt ALREADY want to go to laos! Now I absolutely must get there :)

  6. The pictures do make it look like an exquisite place to visit. It is so different from the US that I would be in shock from the architecture and culture. I would love to see the monastery in person.

  7. You're right - those photos definitely are inspiring me to think about planning a trip to Laos. A picture is worth a thousand words, and those are absolutely gorgeous.

  8. Very beautiful photos! We were making plans to travel to Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos a while ago, then I got pregnant so now we have to wait until baby is big enough to go with us, but definitely on the bucket list!

  9. Laos is right next to my country. And I have never visited it. I think there is nothing fun to do there. But it looks like you have had a nice trip. Maybe I should reconsider about traveling to Laos. Thanks for your article. I'm glad that you had a fun trip

  10. Love this! Laos is right next to Philippines, the country I grew up in and I this I can tell you, the region is teeming with beautiful sights to explore! I for sure would love to visit Thailand soon

  11. Laos is such a beautiful place and the photos are stunning! I'm sure they're even better in person. I hope to visit someday!

  12. Laos seems to have a lot to offer. Your photos give us an alluring view of what it has to offer. Travelling there would be a pleasure if I could convince my friends to go with me.


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