Located in-between Thailand and Vietnam, Laos is a country full of diversity and an overlooked oasis. It is also home to picturesque natural landscapes and cultural heritage sites. Read through to know more about this land of wonders.
Laos was once a part of a great empire that thrived as one of the largest kingdoms in Southeast Asia; modern-day Laos traces its cultural and historical identity to this great empire. Laos today is a developing country that is following ambitious strategies to build a strong economically stable nation and it is one of the fast-growing economies in the East Asia Pacific region.
One of the most exciting things about Laos is the fact that the country is surrounded by lush green forests and so much nature. The country is also home to a number Buddhist temples and ancient buildings that boast ornate and meticulous architecture. The city of Luang Prabang is one of the cities that are famous for its ancient Buddhist temples. If you are planning to visit this city the AVANI Hotels and Resorts is one of the accommodation options worth considering among Luang Prabang hotels.
When to visit
The best time to visit Laos is from October to January when the climate is at its coolest. You can visit here all the other time of the year too, but it is recommended that you avoid visiting here during March and April; during the hot season as the climate can get pretty warm and uncomfortable.
Things to remember
According to many travellers, Laos is a safe place to visit, but it is good to be cautious all the time when you are travelling alone or with a partner. Beware of your surroundings as there are some shady areas too. Keep an eye on your belongings and always wear a belt pouch to carry your passports and other valuables.
Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+