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Laos travel guide

1. When to go to Laos?

The best time to visit Laos is between November and February. At this time of year, rainfall is low and temperatures are not too hot. From October to April, the sky is blue and sunny and the temperature around 25°C. If you want to stay in the mountains, May and July are the most recommended.

For more information, please visit climate in Laos  

2. Laos holidays

List of national public holidays:

International New Year’s Day: 01 January

International Women’s Day: 08 March

Lao New Year (Pii Mai): 5 days in mid-April

International Labor Day: 01 May

Visakhabousa Day Holiday: 18 May

Lao National Day: 02 December

3. Must-see destinations in Laos

- Luang Prabang (UNESCO World Heritage city): visit Royal Palace, Mount Phousi, enjoy a cruise on Mekong to Pak Ou Caves, Kuang Si Waterfalls and meditate at many ancient pagodas and graceful temples.

- Vientiane: visit important symbol of Laos - Pha That Luang, see the oldest temple - Wat Sisaket, explore Buddha park, discover Wat Simuang and Wat Pra Keo temple.

- Pakse: Wat Phou temple, Bolaven plateau, 4000 islands, Liphi waterfall, Khone Phapheng waterfall

- etc,…

See more about the best tour in Laos with private local guide

4. Laos food

Laotian dishes are very similar to Thailand and Vietnam in terms of flavor and ingredients.
You can either enjoy and authentic Lao meal (khao niew or sticky rice is a staple) in many of the restaurants in Laos

5. Accommodation in Laos

In Laos, many types of accommodation exist namely: guest house, resort, charming and luxury hotels are available to tourists!