Top 4 Fascinating Activities for Your Laos Day Trip

by Sonny L on January 27, 2018

Lao People's Democratic Republic is better known as Laos. Folded away in the heart of South Asia, Laos features a lot of surprises for wanderlust people. The nation has most striking landscapes, aculturalinheritance that dates back centuries & a range of monasteries & stupas that can enthrall any tourist. A well-planned Laos day trip is certainly the best way to explore everything this peaceful country has to offer. Let’s talk about some of the fascinating activities that you may want to add to your Laos day trip.

Explore the underground caves

There are no shortages caves in Laos, but one that must be on top of your list is Kong Lor Cave. A newer province for sightseeing & an important part of the Khammouane Khast National Protected Area, the exquisiteness of the cave & the neighboring mountains are absolutely untouched. Opt for a boat ride through the dark cave by flashlight & discover the obscurities of the cave as you stroll through lit corridors. Be careful about bats, spiders and snakes. Once you get on the other side of the cave you can cliff jump & spend time swimming as long as you want. 

stilt house in Kong Lor, Laos

Witness the Alms Giving rituals of the Monks

For an absolutely local & humbling experience, wake up early in the morning to witness the Alms Giving ritual in the heart of Luang Prabang. Purchase boxes of biscuits or rice to take part in the ritual or just stand and watch in wonder. The parade usually commences on the main street close to Wat Xieng Thong, where hundreds of monks will stroll through the avenues lined getting offerings from the native people. This experience of Laos day trip is a really heartrending one regardless of your belief and shouldn’t be missed if you’re in Luang Prabang.

Monks in the alm giving day of Laos

Hike Mount Phousi

People consider this activity as a hike, but it’s, in reality, a long staircase that takes people to the zenith of the hill. You have to climb 298 steps to be exact, but it’ll well worth the effort. With Buddhas all over the place against the background of beautiful landscapes, you will wish to bring your camera for a few picturesque snaps. When you get to the pinnacle of the mountain, the views of the Mekong River and Luang Prabang are truly stunning.

sunset watching from top of Phoisi Mountain

Check out the Buddha Park

Built-in 1958 by Luang Pu Bunleua Sulilat, the Buddha Park (aka Xieng Khuan) is a well-known sculpture park with over 200 holy statues encompassing a gigantic 40m high lounging Buddha icon. The entrance of this park is crafted to resemble a demon’s mouth (nearly 3m high) with a stone ladder leading to a bird’s eye view of the whole Xieng Kuan Park. There’s a local restaurant & café offering foods and beverages to sightseers at one corner of the park close to the Mekong River, which makes an excellent site to chill out after all the tiresome walking & climbing.

Inside Laos Buddha park

Make your Laos day trip a special and unforgettable one while planning your tour with Travel Authentic Asia. We offer a wide range of Laos Day trips covering the most recommended and topmost destinations of Laos and making the most accomplished full day tours.

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