Explore the hidden gems and cultural delights of South Asia by spending your honeymoon in Laos. It’s the perfect destination if you’re keen to take a breather from the rush of everyday life and experience a calming oasis made up of astonishing countryside, spectacular waterfalls, ancient ruins and temples and so much more. The town is a UNESCO World Heritage site, meaning you’ll see very little modernity here – everything remains exactly as it was thousands of years ago which makes for an authentic Asian experience like no other.
One of the best ways to see the local area is by taking a slow boat from the Thai/ Lao border – which will also double up as a wonderful romantic past-time with your new spouse. You’ll make your way from the Mekong to Luang Prebang and catch a glimpse of the area’s stunning beauty as you sail. Hop off at the other side and take a stroll through the lively night market of Luang Prabang, in which you’ll discover a wide range of handmade goods, including carvings, textiles, ceramics, clothing and so much more. During the daytime, pay a visit to the Wat Xieng Thong – a 16th-century Buddhist temple; renowned as one of the most magnificent pieces of architecture in this part of the world.
Explorers will be in their element in Laos – you’ll find an abundance of things to do off the beaten track. Why not spend an afternoon riding on a small boat through the emerald, green pools of Kong Lor Cave (which are believed by locals to be holy) Or, visit the Plain of Jars which are interestingly believed to have once stored human bodies. If wildlife is your thing, you simply can’t miss a trip to the Tat Kuang Sir Bear Rescue Centre – a sanctuary for bears who sadly would have otherwise been caught by poachers.
What is the currency in Laos?
The national currency for Laos is the Lao Kip.
How long does it take to fly to Laos?
It takes approximately 12 hours and 16 minutes to fly from London to Laos.
What is the time difference in Laos?
GMT + 7 hours.
When is the best time to visit Laos?
The best time to visit Laos would be between October and April – when temperatures are warm and dry. However, if you’re keen to embark on riverboat rides and activities, it would be best to visit during November and January when water levels are high.
What language is spoken in Laos?
The native language in Laos is Lao.