Laos is a real "jewel" of Southeast Asia, striking travellers with its natural beauty, long history and strong spiritual traditions. The former name of Laos is Lan Sang Hom Khao, which means "the land of million elephants and white umbrella". Numerous ancient temples, rich cultural traditions, vast rainforests and scenic mountain landscapes - that's what attracts here tourists from all over the world.
Start your journey to this country with a tour to the capital of Laos, Vientiane. Vientiane is located on the bank of the Mekong River among its grey sand dunes. Here you will find a lot of notable temples and colourful markets. Don’t forget to go on a sightseeing tour of Luang Prabang - the ancient capital of Laos, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Today you can admire its unique pagodas, preserved from the time before French colonization. The most beautiful building of Luang Prabang is the Royal Monastery Wat Xieng Thong, or "City of the Golden Temple", founded in 1560.
Extraordinary temples, colourful markets, Buddhist monks in bright clothes - all this creates a unique look of Laotian cities. Time in Laos flows slowly, measured and calm way of life of the local population adjusts to a relaxing, spiritual and contemplative rest.