Landlocked Laos is one of Asia’s most fascinating destinations. With one of the sleepiest capital cities in the world, some of the friendliest people and stunning mountain scenery, a trip to Laos is an experience unlike any other in the Far East.
Most people fall in love with Luang Prabang, where saffron-robed monks do the early morning alms round past gold leaf clad temples. It's the focus of almost all journeys to Laos.
Vientiane is the capital, with a few attractions of its own including the stunning Wat Phra Kaew.
More people are venturing further afield in Laos, and a trip to Pakse and the evocative Plain of Jars will be well rewarded.
Mekong River Cruises in Laos have proved extremely popular in the past few years, particularly on Pandaw Cruises excellent Mekong Cruises through Laos.