Mostly bordered by the mighty Mekong River, Laos is a hidden gem in Southeast Asia. Apart from the rich cultures and friendly locals, this undiscovered oasis offers some of the world’s most beautiful sceneries, including magnificent waterfalls and awe-inspiring mountainous terrain. If you’re looking to hide away from the frenzied city life, Laos is definitely the perfect escapade!
Official Language: Lao
Currency: Lao Kip (LAK)
Weather: Tropical climate
Visa application: Most nationalities can get a visa on arrival at international airports.
What to See?
Not quite sure where to start? Visit Vientiane, the capital of Laos. From river watching to street shopping, this quaint city offers a whole spectrum of unique experiences catered to all travellers.
What to Eat?
The delicacies in Laos are not one to be missed. Some mouth-watering dishes include Larb (Minced meat salad), and Tam Mak Hoong (Spicy papaya salad with dried shrimp and Lao’s famous fish sauce).
What to Do?
Whether it’s visiting impressive scenic sights and dominant cultural structures, embarking on a foodie discovery experience or floating through the air in one of the world’s most affordable hot air balloon rides - Laos is definitely an option for travellers who are seeking an authentic non-touristy adventure.