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Vientiane is the capital of Laos and relatively tranquil place if you compare it with for example Bangkok or Hanoi. It is a relatively small city, but filled with interesting sights. The Pha That Luang is a Buddhist temple and can be considered the National symbol of Laos.
(On the road between Vientiane and the Thai border)
Luang Prabang as a city is a UNESCO world heritage site. At the centre of town you find the Phu Si which is a hill with several temples from where you have a nice view of the area. Most touristic sights are in the old quarter.
Pakse is a town in Southern Laos. It is the gateway to areas of natural beauty such as the Bolaven Plateau and the 400 Islands. Just south of Pakse you can find the UNESCO heritage site of Wat Phu.
Vang Vieng is a small town between Vientiane and Luang Prabang. It used to be a popular destination for backpackers. It’s main attraction was inner tubing where you go down the river on a tube and stop at several bars for drinks. In November 2012 the government closed all the bars along the river, there is no more tubing. Vang Vieng is still an amazing destination, it has some beautiful nature.
Recently added articles about Laos:
April 08, 2013 - Wattay International Airport Vientiane
March 12, 2013 - How to get from Savannakhet to Pake
January 22, 2013 - Wat Sainyaphum Savannakhet
January 07, 2013 - The Bolaven Plateau
January 03, 2013 - Tat Fan Waterfall Bolaven Plateau
January 01, 2013 - Wat Luang Pakse
December 30, 2012 - The Bolaven Cafe Pakse
December 18, 2012 - Savannakhet Bus Terminal
December 15, 2012 - Traveling from Pakse to Bangkok
December 14, 2012 - Northern Bus Terminal Pakse
December 13, 2012 - VIP Bus Station Pakse
December 12, 2012 - Champa Residence Hotel Pakse
December 06, 2012 - Wat Pha Bat Temple Pakse
October 26, 2012 - Wat Sensoukharam Luang Prabang
October 10, 2012 - Wat Visoun Luang Prabang
September 20, 2012 - Watercave Vang Vieng
September 07, 2012 - Patuxay Monument Vientiane