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Officially known as the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, it is more commonly referred to as just Laos. It is a mountainous and landlocked country located in Southeast Asia and shares a border with Burma, China, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.

Laos is popular to tourists for its Buddhist culture, colonial architecture and ancient temples. It also attracts adventure travelers with backpacking trails, nature trekking, cave exploring and swimming in waterfalls. Laos also has two UNESCO World Heritage sites – the Luang Prabang and the Wat Phu.

Laos has three distinct seasons and knowing this can help plan for the best time to visit Laos. The country’s hot season happens usually during the months from March to May when temperatures can climb as high as 40 degrees Celsius. The wet season follows from May to October when it’s slightly cooler with temperatures around 30 degrees Celsius. However, tropical downpours will be frequent during the months of July to August. Lastly, the months from November to March is considered the dry season where rainfall is not frequent and temperatures can reach as low as 15 degrees Celsius. However, because of this more pleasing temperature, these months are also considered as peak season for Laos where many tourists visit the country.

The country has three international airports that serve the general population. These are the Wattay International Airport (VTE) in Vientiane Prefecture, Luang Prabang International Airport (LPQ) in Luang Prabang and Pakse International Airport (PKZ) in Pakse. Several airlines operate flights in both Vientiane Airport and Luang Prabang Airport including the country’s national carrier, Lao Airlines and other airlines in the region such as Thai Airways and Vietnam Airlines. The third airport operates flights to and from Siem Reap and Ho Chi Minh City.

When planning a trip to Laos, here are just of few of the top tourist destinations in Laos to add to the itinerary:

Pha That Luang – Located in the center of Vientiane, the Pha That Luang is a large Buddhist stupa covered in gold. A stupa is a hemispherical or mound-like structure that contains Buddha relics, usually ashes of Buddhist monks. The stupa is also used by Buddhists as a place of meditation. The Pha That Luang is considered to be the most important national monument and the national symbol of Laos.

Buddha Park – Also known as Xieng Khuan, the Buddha Park is located in a meadow along the Mekong River just 25 kilometers from Vientiane. It is a sculpture park containing several religious images. It has over 200 Buddhist and Hindu statues. These statues were built using reinforced concrete and are described as ornate with sometimes bearing a bizarre design.

Wat Si Saket – Located on Lan Xang Road in Vientiane, the Wat Si Saket is a Buddhist wat that formerly held the Emerald Buddha – a figurine of the meditating Buddha seated in yogic posture made of green jasper and clothed in gold. A wat is a monastery-temple found in countries such as Laos, Thailand and Cambodia. The Wat Si Saket features a cloister wall that showcases over 2,000 ceramic and silver Buddha images. A museum is also located in the temple.

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