Wat Xieng Thong

Laos’s most historic wat is one of the jewels of Southeast Asian architecture.

Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre

Visit the TAEC for a fantastic introduction to the clothing and traditions of Laos’s ethnic groups.

Xieng Men

The dusty paths and village life on the other side of the Mekong feel a world away from the tourist crowds of Sisavangvong Road.

Cookery courses

Learn how to cook fragrant Lao cuisine at one of the city’s excellent cookery schools.

Boat trips on the Mekong

A slow boat trip down the Mekong from the Thai border to Luang Prabang remains the highlight of many a trip to Laos.

Kouang Si waterfall

This spectacular waterfall is the perfect place to cool off on a hot day.

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