While there, be sure to see the beautiful town of Luang Prabang. Known for its rich culture and tasty food, a great way to get a real feel for the town is by electric bike. Cycle along the Mekong River and learn about Luang Prabang's diverse culture, then see an elephant show.
Another Laotian city to visit is Viantiane, the capital. Take a tour and marvel at beautiful temples like Wat Sisaket, which is filled with thousands of miniature Buddha statues, and the famed Patuxay monument.
Another important site in the city is the Pha That Luang, a temple constructed in the 16th century, which is highly visible with its lofty golden spire. Then stroll along the riverbanks, where local food stalls are set up and travelers can enjoy a refreshing snack. Phou Khao Kway National Park, near Viantiane, is majestic and filled with many of Laos' famous wild orchids. Spend a day on an orchid trek to learn about the park and raise your environmental awareness.
Laos is an inspired adventure for any traveler, offering wild orchids, delightful cuisine and a rich and long cultural tradition.