The three jewels of Indochina – Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia – share a common cultural heritage yet possess their own unique personalities and histories as well. The French ruled this area, collectively known as Indochine, from the late 1800’s through the mid-20th century. The French influence still remains in some areas, mingling with the cultural influences of China and India.Laos is the least developed of the three former French Indochinese states and offers travelers an unparalleled glimpse of traditional Southeast Asian life. After two decades of isolation from the outside world, this landlocked, sparsely populated country is enjoying peace, stabilizing its political and economic structures, and admitting foreign visito...
Still an unknown world to some people, Laos is culturally the most inspiring Southeast Asia has to offer. This tour exposes the delightful city of Luang Prabang and the surrounding area. Get a peek into the fascinating Laotian hill tribe peoples lives; a few still live exactly the same way their grandparents lived! Luang Prabang is a fairy-tale like city, truly unique and like no other city in the world. You will enjoy an adventurous elephant ride, explore the intriguing caves of Pakou, and get pleasure from the beauty of the paradise setting around the Khouangsi waterfalls
Luang Prabang boasts excellent architecture reflecting a blend of Laotian and Indochina influences. After the Royal Family in Luang Prabang dissolved in 1975, the former Royal Palace reopened as a National Museum, displaying personal artefacts of the royal family. There are many national and historical monuments in this historical city, displaying the richness of Lao culture. Luang Prabang is an idyllic and serene destination, perfect for forgetting existence and floating away with the slow paced ambiance of this magnificent city
Be prepared to blown away by the array of temples, the culture and the relaxed pace of life in Luang Prabang! The beautiful city located on the confluence of the Nam Ou and the Mekong River and is made up of distinctive colonial architecture and dazzling temples. Saffron clad monks replace vehicles in this timeless, atmospheric city, as they often wander the small streets.
The south East Asia longest monarch reign of more than 63 kings over 600 years was formally dissolved here in 1975, goodbye their throne and left with numerous of rich cultural, myriad temples for their people to discover to preserve. UNESCO fittingly called one of the last Shangri-Las of Southeast Asia, which your journey will experience all these sites.