Laos Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Laos - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Vientiane 9

Luang Prabang 6

Si Phan Don 3

South Along the Mekong 3

Champasak 2

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Wat Mai

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This small but lovely temple next to the Royal Palace compound dates from 1796. Its four-tier roof is characteristic of Luang Prabang's...

Wat Pha Bat Phonsan

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The first stop of interest on Highway 13, about 80 km (50 miles) northeast of Vientiane, is the pilgrimage temple complex Wat Pha Bat...

Wat Phu

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Wat Phu sits impressively on heights above the Mekong River, about 8 km (5 miles) south of Champasak, looking back on a centuries-old...

Wat Si Muang

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This wat, built in 1956, guards the original city pillar, a revered foundation stone dating to the 16th century. In a small park in front...

Wat Sisaket Museum

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This interesting museum complex is made up of a crumbling temple and monastery compound across the road from Ho Phra Keo. Built in 1818...

Wat Visun

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The 16th-century Wat Visun and neighboring Wat Aham play a central role in Lao New Year celebrations, when ancestral masks, called...

Wat Xieng Thong

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Luang Prabang's most important and impressive temple complex is Wat Xieng Thong, a collection of ancient buildings near the tip of the...

Xieng Khuan Buddha Park

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The bizarre creation of an ecumenical monk, Luang Pa Bunleua Sulilat, who dreamed of a world religion embracing all faiths, this park...

dinosaur museum

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One of Savannakhet's curiosities is a dinosaur museum, which displays fossils discovered in the area. ...

freshwater Irrawaddy dolphins

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Downstream from Don Khon, at the border between Laos and Cambodia, freshwater Irrawaddy dolphins frolic in a protected area of the Mekong.