13 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Laos

Tad Phasouam Waterfall | Best of Laos

After a 26-hour bus ride from the craziness of Vietnam, Laos was a warm and charming relief. While I was only able to spend about 10 days in this beautiful country, it quickly became one of my favorites. Like Vietnam, the landscape is epically dramatic, green and wonderful. It’s a bit less traveled and touristy than its neighbors, but still has many amazing sights that made our short time there memorable.

A Photo Journey Through Laos

 

1. Hiking to the top of Mount Phousi in Luang Prabang

Hiking to the top of Mount Phousi in Laos | Best of Laos

2. Sunset from the top of Mount Phousi, Luang Prabang

Sunset in Luang Prabang | Best of Laos

The viewpoint from the top tends to get a bit crowded, but it’s an easy ascent and worth it to see this gorgeousness!

3. The famous Kuang Si Waterfalls outside Luang Prabang

Kuang Si Waterfalls | Best of Laos

This place literally looks like a fairy tale!

4. Kuang Si again AKA Heaven on Earth

Kuang Si Waterfalls | Best of Laos

5. At the top of Kuang Si Waterfalls (last one, I swear)

Top of Kuang Si Waterfalls | Best of Laos
Photo by Nate Chavin

6. Vang Vieng Motorbiking Views

Vang Vieng Views | Best of Laos

7. Organic Farm in Vang Vieng

Organic Farm in Vang Vieng | Best of Laos

Try the mulberry smoothie!

8. More epic views in Vang Vieng

Vang Vieng | Best of Laos(View from Vieng Tara Villa.)

 

And then we motorbiked through the Bolaven Plateau (that means more waterfalls)


9. Tad Champi where we enjoyed the water without a single other person in sight!

Tad Champi Waterfall | Best of Laos

10. Tad Yuang at the Bolaven Plateau

Tad Yuang Waterfall | Best of Laos

One of the tallest waterfalls in the area!

11. Tad Hang, which had the best swimming spots!

Tad Hang Waterfall | Best of Laos

Poor Nate and his sunburn (no, he’s not wearing a white shirt :P)

12. & 13. Tad Phasouam

Tad Phasouam Waterfall | Best of Laos

This was my personal favorite, and the last that we visited!

Tad Phasouam Waterfall | Best of Laos

Hopefully I’ve convinced some of you to visit Laos because this beautiful country definitely belongs on your bucket list!

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5 Comment

  1. Wow amazing photo’s of the waterfalls.
    I visited the Bolaven Plateay this summer but I think I visited different waterfalls.
    These ones seem so much more impressive!
    x

  2. Fiona says: Reply

    Can you tell me what time of year you went? I’m thinking of going mid March to mid April (in 4 weeks time) and want to know what the waterfalls will be like, whether they’ll be too dry and not flowing. Thanks

    1. Kirsten Joelle says: Reply

      I went in May, which is when its hottest! (possibly driest as well?) Nov – March is high season, so I’m sure you’ll be fine!

  3. Ceri says: Reply

    Wow. I’ve always wanted to visit Laos anyway but your photos just make me want to go even more.

    1. Kirsten Joelle says: Reply

      Thanks Ceri! Definitely make a trip there, it’s so beautiful!

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