Laos Sights

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Vientiane 10

Luang Prabang 8

Si Phan Don and the 4,000 Islands 3

Champasak 2

South Along the Mekong 2

Plain of Jars 2

Tad Fane 1

Pakse 1

Savannakhet 1

Phongsaly 1

River Journey to Huay Xai 1

Muang Sing 1

Luang Nam Tha 1

Ban Muang Ngoi 1

Tad Khuang Si Waterfall 1

Pak Ou Caves 1

Tad Sae Waterfall 1

Vang Vieng 1

Phu Khao Khouay 1

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Ban Muang Ngoi

  • Town/Village

The village, populated by Lao Lum and surrounded by unusual limestone peaks, has become a popular traveler hangout, with friendly locals,...

Dinosaur Museum

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One of Savannakhet's curiosities is this dinosaur museum that displays fossils discovered in the area. ...

Don Daeng Island

  • Island

In the middle of the Mekong opposite Wat Phu, this island is a fantastic escape. Nine km (5½ miles) long, Dong Daeng has gorgeous views...

Don Khon Island

  • Island

You can hike or bicycle to the beautiful Liphi waterfall on the island of Don Khon, though an even more stunning one, Khone Phapheng,...

Don Khong Island

  • Island

The largest island in the area, Don Khong is inhabited by a community of fisherfolk living in small villages amid ancient Buddhist temples.

Historical Heritage Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

Pakse's history museum displays stonework from the famous Wat Phu in Champasak, handicrafts from the Bolaven Plateau ethnic groups, and...

Ho Phra Keo

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

There's a good reason why Ho Phra Keo, one of the city's oldest and most impressive temples, has a name so similar to the wat in Bangkok's...

Inpeng Cultural and Entertainment Park

  • Museum Village

This large park near the river has waterslides, beer gardens, restaurants, and plenty of family fun, plus a model village of miniature...

Irrawaddy dolphins

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

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

L'etranger Books and Tea

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From 7 am until 10 pm, patrons of this bookstore and hangout sip tea, coffee, and smoothies or nibble on snacks while reclining on comfortable...