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Top natural beauty places/sites in Laos?

  • johnkitchen-

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    Hey everyone! We're looking at exploring Laos with a real emphasis on culture and especially natural beauty. Im talking caves, lookouts, mountains, lagoons, flora and fauna, rivers ....etc. So if anyone has any suggestions, id love to hear them :)

    also any adventure or hard trekking is a bonus :)

    Thanks in advance! :)

    #1 Posted: 27/9/2010 - 12:35

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  • Rufus

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    Vang Vieng, Luang Prabang, Plain of Jars, Champassak, Attapeu. Many other places as well.

    #2 Posted: 28/9/2010 - 15:08

  • tinoh

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    Do the bolaven tour from Pakse. We did it by motorbike and loved it. Check out:

    On the travel info page there is also a page about extreme trekking.

    #3 Posted: 28/9/2010 - 15:20

  • caseyprich

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    Having only been to the north I can highly recommend Luang Prabang for both beauty and culture - some nice waterfalls around the area for day trips, plenty to see around the city.

    I also think that Nong Kiaow is a very pretty spot to stay for a night. There is some really pretty scenery between there and Sam Neua . If you want to do the cultural experience of Phonsavan (Plain of Jars - I don't think there is much scenery in the area but the history is spectacular - you can read my review of the place) you could go from LP to Phonsoavan, then loop up to Sam Neua for a night or two - interesting caves around there - and then swing through the countryside to Nong Kiaow on your way back to LP. That's the loop I took and I very much enjoyed it. Could probably be done in a week and a 1/2 easily if you stick to a night or two per main stop.

    #4 Posted: 28/9/2010 - 15:26

  • idreamofdur-

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    Get yourself to Luang Prabang then start heading North along the river -- Nong Kiaow, Muang Ngoi, Sam Neua and onward. The further you get from Luang Prabang, the more authentic your trekking and village-visit experiences will be.

    #5 Posted: 28/9/2010 - 16:18

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