Top 10 Attractions in Laos (2018)


1. Kuang Si Falls


📁 Nature, Waterfall
📍 Luang Prabang

Kuang Si Falls – Highlights

  • Picturesque multi-tiered waterfalls
  • Series of swimmable azure pools
  • Great picnic areas at the lower levels
  • Nearby excellent Bear Rescue Centre

Opening Hours

  • Daily: 07:30 – 17:30

Entrance Fee

  • General: 20,000 kip

2. Mount Phousi


📁 Mountain, Nature, Panorama
📍 Luang Prabang

Mount Phousi – Highlights

  • 100m-tall hill with viewing platforms
  • Panoramic views of Luang Prabang town
  • Hiking trails among picturesque landscape
  • Home to several small Buddhist temples

Opening Hours

  • Daily: 08:00 – 18:00

Entrance Fee

  • General: 20,000 kip

3. Patuxai


📁 Monument, Observation Deck
📍 Vientiane

Patuxai – Highlights

  • War monument in the center of Vientiane
  • Resembles the Arc de Triomphe in Paris
  • Landscaped park with numerous palm trees
  • Panoramic views of Vientiane from the summit

Opening Hours

  • Daily: 09:00 – 18:00

Entrance Fee

  • Summit: 3,000 kip

4. Buddha Park (Xieng Khuan)


📁 Park, Statue, Religious
📍 Vientiane

Buddha Park – Highlights

  • Hundreds of fascinating religious sculptures
  • Unusual variety of Buddhist and Hindu figures
  • Large reclining Buddha statue with ad hoc shrine
  • Massive pumpkin structure with accessible interiors

Opening Hours

  • Daily: 08:00 – 16:30

Entrance Fee

  • General: 5,000 kip
  • Photography: +3,000 kip

5. Town of Luang Prabang


📁 Cityscape, Architecture, Nature
📍 Luang Prabang

Town of Luang Prabang – Highlights

  • Beautiful mountain and river sceneries
  • Magnificent Laotian Buddhist temples
  • Exciting jungle trekking with elephants
  • Genuine former palace of Lao royalty
  • Laos’ World Heritage Site

Luang Prabang – Top 10 Attractions


6. Pha That Luang


📁 Religious Site, Monument, Architecture
📍 Vientiane

Pha That Luang – Highlights

  • Historic 44m-tall golden Buddhist stupa
  • Magnificent architecture with Lao identity
  • Numerous Lao and Khmer sculptures
  • Massive golden reclining Buddha nearby

Opening Hours

  • Tue-Sun: 08:00 – 12:00 / 13:00 – 16:00
  • Mon: Closed

Entrance Fee

  • General: 5,000 kip

7. Plain of Jars


📁 Ancient Ruins, Archaeology
📍 Phonsavan

Plain of Jars – Highlights

  • Megalithic archaeological landscape
  • Thousands of mysterious giant stone jars
  • Several large sites are open for exploration
  • Panoramic view of surrounding sceneries

Opening Hours

  • Daily: 08:00 – 16:00

Entrance Fee

  • Site 1: 15,000 kip
  • Site 2: 10,000 kip
  • Site 3: 10,000 kip
  • Site 1 is the biggest and most-accessible

8. Wat Phou


📁 Ancient Ruins, Architecture, Museum
📍 Champasak

Wat Phou – Highlights

  • Ancient Khmer temple complex in Laos
  • Modern Buddha image in the sanctuary
  • Museum housing the temple’s artefacts
  • Laos’ World Heritage Site

Opening Hours

  • Daily: 08:00 – 18:00

Entrance Fee

  • General: 50,000 kip

9. Tat Kuang Si Bear Rescue Centre


📁 Sanctuary, Animal, Nature
📍 Luang Prabang

Tat Kuang Si Bear Rescue Centre – Highlights

  • Care centre for victims of illegal wildlife trade
  • Home to more than 30 rescued Moon bears
  • Nature discovery trails within the park
  • Nearby picturesque multi-tiered waterfalls

Opening Hours

  • Daily: 08:30 – 16:30

Entrance Fee

  • General: 20,000 kip
  • Included in admission to Kuang Si Falls

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10. Elephant Village Sanctuary & Resort


📁 Sanctuary, Animal, Nature
📍 Luang Prabang

Elephant Village Sanctuary – Highlights

  • Jungle trekking with the elephants
  • Explore elephant camps and hospital
  • Bathe the elephants in Nam Khan river
  • Visit the picturesque Tat Sae Waterfall

Sales Office – Hours

  • Daily: 08:00 – 21:00

🌐 Main Website


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Author: Jeutravel.com
Date Published: 13 August 2017
Last Updated: 17 March 2018

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