Nine Surprisingly Effective Ways To Thing To Do In Laos
Xieng Khuan is one two Buddha parks the other is on the opposite side of the Mekong river) built in the 1950’s. A few things that are a must to check out and do in Vientiane are Xieng Khuan (the Buddha Park), Patuxai, That Dam, Pha That Luang, Thong Khan Kham Market and the Mekong night food markets. If you want to avoid all this then it is very easy to do by crossing the permanent bridge just south of town towards the west where you will find a number of small, cosy and most importantly quiet, guest houses.
Rock Climbing, kayaking, rafting, trekking, hot air ballooning, motorbike hire or even just checking out one of the many caves to the west of the town. There are many other things to do in Vang Vieng now thanks to the tourism. Always fresh and cooked on the spot you can eat whatever you want and like a king.
The best local fares are to be had down a side alley of the night market. The food in Luang Prabang can be either western based (I say this with a word of caution, nothing will be quite the same as home) or local. If you are going to get up for the morning Alms ceremony with the monks, get up about half an hour earlier and head up here for sunrise, all to your self.
Here you can try and catch your fish for dinner in the ponds at the rear of the building then try your hand at on of the fiercest Petang (the national sport, similar to Pentanque or Boules) courts in all of Laos Tourism Information. If heading out of town try and find a restaurant in Ban Khoy. Luang Prabang is where I spent a majority of my time and every time I returned I was able to be entertained by something different.
But that’s about where the good ends. The good thing about these busses is that they are cheap. Busses are commonly divided into three groups - express, Bus and VIP.
Again, if you have a group of people standing in front of you, as with the boats about 50% of them will say they had an ok time and 50% would say they had a horrible experience and never do it again. Public busses most common form of transport within Laos. As a general rule any mountainous regions north of Luang Prabang can get quite cool during the winter (as low as 5 degrees) so be prepared for that if you are considering trekking and down the south during summer can see the temperature pushing 40 degrees centigrade with almost 100% humidity.
Visitors can watch the small bears gambol around their forested enclosure, as well as and learn about the bile industry and how to help end it. Right next to the falls is the Tat Kuang Si Bear Rescue Centre, where rescued moon bears (or Asiatic black bears) recuperate after being rescued from bile farms around the country.