Vientiane is the capital of Laos. The Lao name is “Viengchan”, the city of santal or of the moon whose crescent evokes the curve of the Mekong River on which the town is built. Busy in comparison to the rest of the country, it is quiet compared with any other city in Asia. Located on the banks of the Mekong River, the city offers a mix of ancient gilded Buddhist temples and French colonial architecture.
Located on the bank of the Mekong River, this peaceful and charming town with its multiple temples and buildings dating from the colonial period is the former royal capital. Classified as a World Heritage site and well preserved, Luang Prabang is a city where time seems to stand still. Here you can still breathe in its tranquillity and capture the spirit of old Laos. Luang Prabang should be explored by foot in order to appreciate the beauty and serenity of this city of approximately 32 pagodas.
Province of high mountains, karstic formations and green valleys, Xieng Kuang is the gateway to the mysterious plain of Jars, where scattered in the middle of the meadow, jars of all sizes can be seen. Nobody knows the origin or purpose of these stone jars which are several thousand years old and weight up to 3 tons each.
Located in the south of Laos in the Champassak Province, Pakse is the second largest town of Laos. Although this small town is not yet well developed this is the gateway for excursions to Wat Phou, a Khmer temple dating from the 8-11th century and classified as a World Heritage site, and to the Khong Islands.