You will find here the localities' surveys results to help you choose your destinations and organize your itinerary.
Make your selection on the left border or check below the best of the best : The Top 5 of Laos !
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No 1 : Phongsali (the North) by Sarah Rasmussen, USA
Global : 15.43/20
(new) Backpackers (5) :
16.20 Criteria : 14.67
No 2 : Old
Muang Ngoi (the North)
No 3 : Si Phan Don (the South)
Global : 14.45/20 Backpackers (20) : 16.45 Criteria : 12.44
There aren't probably 4000 islands as advertised in the name (or in the very dry season only) but this area of the Mekong is nevertheless one of the most scenic in Asia and a favorite with travelers. Waterfalls, small fishing villages, colonial buildings and even dolphins are on offer. And there should be enough islands to cope with tourism development for a while...
No 4 : Muang Sing (the North)
Global : 14.37/20 (up) Backpackers (21) : 14.52 Criteria : 14.22
The small village of Muang Sing might be famous with a category of travelers for its opium consumption (an illegal activity of course) but minorities villages all around do provide a more colorful escape toward natural paradises and traditional ways of life...
No 5 : Luang Prabang (the North)
Global : 14.13/20 (up) Backpackers (26) : 14.04 Criteria : 14.22
Part of the UNESCO World Heritage sites, Luang Prabang is THE cultural attraction of Laos. Very touristy, it keep nevertheless a relaxed atmosphere by the rivers and enough guesthouses to accommodate the backpackers. And after walking the town full of temples, splash yourself in one of the nicest waterfall in Asia !
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