Located in the center of Indochina, sharing borders with China, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, 70% of Laos’ terrain is mountainous. The landscapes of northern Laos and the regions adjacent to Vietnam, in particular, are dominated by rough mountains.
The Mekong River is the main geographical feature in the west and forms a natural border with Thailand in some areas.
Laos is one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the region, reflecting its geographic location as a crossroads of Asia. Travelers rave about Laos for a reason. Adventure seekers can lose themselves in underground river caves, on jungle zip lines or while climbing karsts. Nature enthusiasts can take a walk on the wild side and spot exotic animals such as gibbons or elephants. Culture lovers can explore ancient temples and immerse themselves in Lao spiritual life.
Things Not to Miss in Laos
Visit the Ancient Town of Luang Prabang, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site
Early risers can join the locals in the morning Buddhist Alms Giving Ceremony
Walk, track, climb and paddle the many terrains Laos has to offer
Best time to visit Laos
November – February