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4000 Islands - Si Phan Don

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Champasak (Si Phan Don)
Si Phan Don, which translates to “four thousand islands”, is a group of islands in the Mekong river in the South of Laos. The area’s main attractions are its rural character, the tranquility, the opportunity to watch the rare Irrawaddy dolphin and the Khone Phapheng falls.

Pakse, the capital of Champasak province in Southern Laos

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Pakse is the capital of Champasak province in Southern Laos. The city was founded by the French in 1905 when Laos was part of French Indochina. Some buildings like the Chinese society building still remain from the colonial era.

Phousi Mountain - Phousi Hill in Luang Prabang

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Mount Phousi
Phousi Hill, also called Phousi Mountain is a small mountain in the center of Luang Prabang, located on the peninsula between the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers. Phou Si, which means “sacred hill” is about 100 meters high. Although it is quite a climb to the top, it is worth the effort. From the top you will have great 360 degree views of Luang Prabang, the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers and the forested mountains.

Vang Vieng - a paradise with outdoor activities

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Vang Vieng
Located about halfway between Vientiane and Luang Prabang is Vang Vieng, a small town on the Nam Song river surrounded by karst limestone mountains. Until recently, Vang Vieng was known as a major party scene for young backpackers. The small town attracted over 100,000 young people yearly, who enjoyed partying and tubing down the river.

Pak Ou caves - Caves in the cliffs on the Mekong filled with 1000’s of Buddha images

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Pak Ou caves
25 Kilometers North of Luang Prabang in the limestone cliffs overlooking the Mekong river are the Pak Ou caves, a 16th century cave monastery filled with thousands of Buddha images. Getting to the caves across the Mekong river means a scenic boat ride with great views of the limestone mountains and riverside life.

Xieng Khuang - Plain of Jar

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Xieng Khouang (Plain of the jars)
Xieng Khuang is a province in northern Laos. It is becoming more and more famous among tourists to Southeast Asia, as it is the place to view the mysterious Plains of Jars. The best way to reach Xieng Khouang - as we did - is to fly from Vientiane, the capital of Laos.

Luang Prabang, the jewel of Indochina

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Luang Prabang
Luang Prabang is the jewel of Indochina, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995.  The ancient royal city is surrounded by mountains at the junction of the Mekong and its tributary, the Khan river.  In the centre of the city is Mount Phousi with stunning views of the surrounding temples and hills. Luang Prabang is a city where time seems to stand still.  As part of the UNESCO plan, new buildings have been limited and development must be in keeping with this magical place.

Vientiane - The Capital of Laos

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Vientiane, capital of Laos is Asia's biggest village.  Busy and hectic in comparison to the rest of the country, it is quiet compared with any other city in Asia.  Vientiane, as all of Lao's major cities, is situated on the Mekong river which forms the lifeline of the country.  Vientiane is the hub for all travel in the country.  The city has a population of 450,000, about 10% of the country.
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