Laos is a very relaxed country. Vientiane, the capital, has very few air planes at the airport and probably never any traffic jams. Vang Vieng and Luang Prabang are the places where most tourists end up. Be aware of the strange drinks here, with snakes and scorpions. Even more dangerous are the many millions of bombs that were dropped by the US but never exploded in America's secret war with Laos (& Vietnam).
Below are our most visited cities, destinations and national parks in Laos.
Luang Prabang (50)
Luang Prabang is a pleasant city at the Mekong river, with traditional Laos-style buildings ( Unesco-heritage). There are boat connections up-stream to Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Vang Vieng (40)
Vang Vieng used to be the city where many Westerners (in particularly youth) came to party, but after a few deadly accidents the "bad" parties are no more. There are still lots of restaurants and tourist stores... The river is still very inviting for canoeing and it is nice to rent a scooter and discover the area. Something special here is ballooning.
Vientiane is Laos´ capital, the most populated city and the location of the government, president and some temples. It is VERY relaxing here, certainly for a capital city. No traffic jams or line-ups anywhere.
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