Top Things to Do and See on a Laos Day Trip

by Sonny L on September 18, 2017

Laos picture perfect landscape, rich culture and natural wonders attract both nature and adventure lovers to enjoy a wonderful vacation. From the north-end to south-end of the country, you will find a plenty of things to do, see and experience on a Laos day trip.

Here are some exciting things to do and see that you can consider on your next trip to Laos, please have a look!

Explore the Former Royal Capital of Laos: Luang Prabang

The former royal capital of Laos is Luang Prabang. This place is one of the largest tourist destinations in the country. The Luang Prabang is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has many temples and monasteries. On a day trip to this place, you will get an opportunity to see the outstanding example of the fusion of Lao urban structure and traditional architecture, which is built by the European colonial authorities in the 19th and 20th centuries. At Luang Prabang, you can experience spiritual nourishment, enjoy the exquisite Gallic cuisine; see the faded Indochinese Villas and more.

Royal Palace Museum, Luang Prabang, Laos
Royal Palace Museum, Luang Prabang, Laos

Visit the Charming Town: Vientiane

Vientiane is the capital of Laos and known as a charming provincial town. On a day trip to Laos, you can consider visiting this place to have the utmost fun while enjoying a great sightseeing experience. You can visit the Wat Sisaket (the oldest standing temple) and Wat Prakaew (the original home of Emerald Buddha and a museum that has the most extensive collection of Buddhist artifacts). Here you will also love to visit the central market of Tad Sao and enjoy shopping for lots of stuff like the famous Lao silk, wood carvings, and cotton.

Patuxay victory gate in central hall of Vientiane

Discover the Idyllic Setting of Vang Vieng

Vang Vieng is a beautiful little mountain town that lies on the Nam Song river bank. The fascinating karst landscape of Vang Vieng makes it worth to explore on a day trip. Here you will find many interesting sites and get an opportunity to visit the local villages to know their typical culture and tradition. Apart from this, you can also indulge in some adventurous activities like kayaking on the Nam Song River, Zip Wire, Cliff jumping and more.

long wooden bridge across Nam Song river
Kayaking down the Nam Song River (Shutterstock)

Take a Nam Ngum Lake Boat Cruise Tour

In Laos, the Nam Ngum Lake is the largest water body that boasts fascinating scenery. To explore the emerald water and enjoy beautiful scenery, you can take boat cruise tour over the Nam Ngum Lake. This will give you an opportunity to mingle with the nature and discover the local life. On a Nam Ngum Lake boat cruise tour, you can visit the local villages and interesting sites like the stunningly beautiful archaeological site of Vang Xang.

Boats on Nam Ngum lake


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