Necessary Tips for Backpackers in Laos

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The Country Million Elephants fascinates visitors with the temple , sanctuary, scenic waterfalls, many statues shapes of Buddha, and friendly smiles of Laotians.

Removing from Vietnam to Laos:  You may stem into this country from Saigon, Hanoi by plane or bus.

– From Hanoi tourists can buy tickets to go to Vientiane in Laos 3A Nguyen Gia Thieu, exit at the Cau Treo border gate. Or at Vinh, buy bus tickets Xieng Khouang Nam Can border gate on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday for about 200000-300000 copper. Garages will stamp immigration, so you do not have to worry about the procedure.

– From the city. HCM, you can go across the road to Laos border gate in Kon Tum and Quang Tri, Hue or Quy Nhon. Also, if there are cars (engines, cars ) and want to drive, you can apply for a permit through traffic Vietnam – Laos at the Department of Transportation. In Laos: Transportation in Laos is the tuk tuk and pickups (a kind of small truck). Car schedule are available at the bus station or travel agency. Tips to save money and travel time in Laos: tuk tuk should carpool with other travelers to save. Buy tickets before pickup day and should not buy roundtrip. Go to any tourist destination should ask about scenic routes to follow before the tour. Rent Vietnamese students as tour guide.

Time required for the tour:  You need at least 5 days to get to the most popular destinations in Laos but usually, the players often phượt scheduled from 8-9 days to fully explore the landscapes of Million Elephants country for travel worthwhile. You can go to Laos at any time during the year, but the season before coming to know the accuracy of this nation for preparing sunscreen or rain map.

Hotels, motels: Travel services in Laos is quite developed, so have plenty of affordable guesthouses ($ 8 – $ 12). Some hotels, motels tourist population of mouth about the quality and price as Long Knives Tel: (865-21-990-386); RiverSide Hotel Ban Mixay – POBox 2846 – Vien Tiane, Lao PDR Tel: (856-21) 244 390; SAYSOULY GUEST HOUSE 23 Th. Manthatulat, Vientian tel: 218 384. Kounxavan Guest House; GH SuanPhao 071 252 229, Vongpanya (7-10 $) 071 212 039 slightly away from the center; Marry GH 071 252 325.

Meals and specialties: Basically, the dish resembles Vietnam Laos should be easy to enjoy and intimacy. These items should not be overlooked when you come here is the barbecue, Greek, sticky white. Drink Laos beer then, this beer was hailed as the best one in the Southeast Asia

Places to visit in Laos: the ancient capital deserves to Luang Prabang is a place where you spend a lot of time and money as possible. Here, you can visit the system magnificent temples of the ancient capital as Wat Xieng Thong, Wat Visunarath, Wat Mai, Wat Aham, Wat Sene and the Vietnamese Buddhist temple built on the banks of the Mekong. Apart out, do not forget to Wat Tham Phousi top in the afternoon to watch the sunset over the Mekong River and panoramic LuangPrabang the afternoon. Join night market in Laos (meeting from 17h – 22h), souvenir shop, enjoy delicious dishes. Other places not to be missed here include the Imperial Palace Museum, Khuangsi Tat waterfall, the Pak Ou, the Phanom, Xieng enzyme located across the river also no less interesting. The temples are located close to each other, is open from 8-17h. If inside the temple to visit and blessing guests will be charged a fee. Xieng Khouang, where cultural heritage is famous Plain of Jars World is the second destination of the journey to conquer a despised. After visiting this place, if you have time, you can look at the map Ang, Lat Sen and fixes to explore and learn about the culture and life of the country brethren. Xieng Khouang daily from a bus at 8:30 am to go LuangPrabang. Means to discover the best Vientiane is bicycle (for $ 1/1 hour). The place is famous sights: Pha That Luang, Wat Simuang (Mother Temple – where monks often had only wrist ceremony blesses the people), the temple Sisaket (museum of thousands of large Buddha statue small and multiple materials), garden Buddha victory monument Patuxay, Black Stupa. Shopping you should not be overlooked here is the morning market (morning market).

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