Laos tends to be a forgotten country when one considers Southeast Asia, but this developing nation has tons to offer to travelers, and really is a ‘must-see’ stop along the Southeast Asian ‘Backpacker’s Circuit’. Steeped in Buddhist tradition, the country is packed with majestic wats and temples, each seemingly more intricate than the last. The towns of Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng, and the capital of Vientiane all cater to the budget traveler with cheap eats, activities, and accommodation. River tubing in Vang Vieng has developed a global reputation for being a party unlike any other, and the night market in Luang Prabang is second to none. Whether you spend a few days, a few weeks, or a few months- Laos is definitely worth a visit on your SE Asian adventure.


The Long Road to Luang Prabang


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