10 Most Instagrammable Places In Laos

Taking photos is one of the best ways to memorize your trip and also share your experience with everybody. In this article, we would like to suggest to you some of the most instagrammable destinations in Laos, where you can take photos and make your Instagram feed even more stunning.

Kuang Si Waterfalls

Ranked as one of the best places to visit in Luang Prabang, Kuang Si can be put in your Laos itinerary as one of the best decisions. Along with natural mind-blowing beauty of Kuang Si falls, you can soak and swim in turquoise blue pools in the main areas. Attempting rope swings or jumping off into the pools from a tree are such insane but exciting experiences that you could try.

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Kuang Si Waterfalls, Luang Prabang, Laos

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Wat Xieng Thong

Wat Xieng Thong is a beautiful and historically significant Buddhist temple located in Luang Prabang, Laos. Built in the 16th century, the temple is renowned for its stunning architecture, intricate carvings, and beautiful mosaics. It is one of the most important cultural and religious sites in Laos and attracts visitors from around the world. The temple is known for its elegant rooflines, intricate carvings, and beautiful gold leaf decorations. The temple is surrounded by lush gardens and overlooks the Mekong River, adding to its picturesque charm. A visit to Wat Xieng Thong is a must for anyone visiting Luang Prabang, offering a glimpse into the rich history and culture of Laos.

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Wat Xieng Thong, Luang Prabang, Laos

Buddha Park

Also called Xieng Khuan, Buddha Park is a well-known sculpture park with a collection of hundreds of Buddhist and Hindu statues including a huge 40-meter high reclining Buddha image. The park is getting to be busy with both tourists and locals, but everyone will enjoy fresh air and sun while wandering around the hundreds of peculiar statues, yet very interesting and worthy to see. And it is the best place for your thirst for photography also.

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Buddha Park, Vientiane, Laos

4,000 Islands

Along the windy part of the Mekong, several scattered islands both large and small will be certainly found. Most of the islands are isolated and too tiny for roads. The area is quite remote and has not had electricity somewhere. The most visited islands are Don Det and Don Khon, which are next to each other and connected by a bridge, you can even ride a bicycle across two whole islands. You will soon notice how chilled out this place is when you wander around the main street with lots of small cafes and restaurants everywhere. You can simply explore the scenic river views, beautiful waterfalls, and traces of French colonial architecture. Island life will be the best here!

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4000 Islands, Laos

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Blue Lagoon in Vang Vieng

Here is one of the most instagrammable places in Laos and famous attractions in Vang Vieng. Lots of adventures there can be done since they have activities like rope swings and zip-lines that are very cheap for a memorable and remarkable experience. It is often crowded with people trying to cool down from the Laos heat but it still will be a great spot for you because it is an absolute paradise to chill with crystal blue waters, have some beer, enjoy the sun, be amazed by its beauty and relax.

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Blue Lagoon 3, Vang Vieng, Laos

Hot Air Balloon in Vang Vieng

Take a hot air balloon flight in Vang Vieng is a great idea if you want to chill and have a relaxing day. You can see how balloons get set-up and are astonished to watch its process. And once you’re up above, you’ll witness spectacular rural scenery, picturesque green mountains, and incredible limestone formations. You’ll just spot a neat viewpoint of Vang Vieng. The flight will be smooth like butter, as well as the landing. A reservation will cost you $90-$100 but it is worth trying.

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Hot Air Balloon in Laos


Being the capital of Laos, Vientiane has a lot of monuments in the city. One of the most important monuments in Laos is Pha That Luang which was built during the 3rd century and is said to be holding a piece of Buddha’s breastbone. These Buddhist structures owe their survival to the French, who rebuilt and restored many of Vientiane’s old temples.

You can also try Lao’s beer and enjoy the sun’s ravishing show as it sets over the Mekong. And right after, you can go to the city’s night market, which is very lively and has a friendly atmosphere. There are lots of stalls which sell cheap goods such as clothes, shoes, bags, and souvenirs which can be found in the market. You can walk along the Mekong riverside, wander around to try street food outlets and restaurants along the streets if you feel hungry.

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You can ask to take some photos of the monks in Laos

Mekong River

Considered as one of the world’s longest rivers more than 4 thousand kilometers, the Mekong River has several names with different meanings. One of them is “Lancang Jiang” which means “Turbulent River” in Chinese. It is a well-known tourist attraction so it can get overcrowded at time. But it’s worth taking a cruise along the Mekong, rowing sampan through small canals while experiencing the calm beauties of the river.

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Mekong River, Laos


Though Champasak has an estimated population of 50 thousand, it is still one of the most visited provinces in Laos. There is an ancient Hindu ruin called Wat Phu, which was even built before Angkor Wat and once was the most important economic and political center of the region. It is worth witnessing the beautiful views from the top because the scenes are stunning, but be careful that it is quite a steep stairs to climb up.

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Champasak, Laos

Sunset in Laos

With all the beautiful natural sceneries, culture, temples, and cuisines, we should say that to witness the sunset in Laos is one of the most spectacular moments. You can see the sunsets from different spots, from the 4,000 islands, Mekong River, Pakse, and all are completely gorgeous and charming.

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Sunset at Silver Cliff, Laos

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