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Why Go?

The old royal capital of Luang Prabang, one of Southeast Asia's most remote, enchanting small cities

The mellow pace of life favored by laid-back Laotians—with none of the commercialization of Vietnam or Cambodia

Ancient sites like Wat Phou temple and the enigmatic Plain of Jars

What To Skip

Bandit attacks—stay safe by traveling along Route 13 north of Vang Vieng and western Route 7

What For:

Active + Adventure, Arts + Culture, Budget, Outdoors + Nature

When To Go:

January, February, November, December


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