Top Ten Pictures from Laos

Laos is a small country but has so many beautiful and unique areas it was difficult to chose our top ten, but we finally did. Here are our top 10 pictures from our time in Laos.

1. Kuang Si Waterfall, Luang Prabang This is such a picturesque waterfall with its multiple tiers edged in large, cream coloured limestone and ending in aqua-blue pools.

Kuang Si Waterfall, Luang Prabang
Kuang Si Waterfall, Luang Prabang

2. Vang Vieng – This was a beautiful sunset behind the karst mountains and the illuminated bamboo bridge across the Nam Song River made it picture perfect.

Sunset, Vang Vieng
Sunset, Vang Vieng

3. Kuang Si Waterfall, Luang Prabang – The top tier of this waterfall is spectacular with dozens of small waterfalls dropping from a shear cliff, 100m above, beginning and ending at different levels in the surrounding jungle.

Kuang Si Waterfall, Luang Prabang
Kuang Si Waterfall, Luang Prabang

4. Kayaking on the Nam Ha River – The slow moving Nam Ha is a very beautiful river with a thick jungle coming right to its edges.

Kayaking on the Nam Ha River
Kayaking on the Nam Ha River

5. Nam Kan National Park – It was an early misty morning when we ziplined out of the treehouse, and into the jungle.

Leaving the treehouse in the morning mist
Leaving the treehouse in the morning mist

6. Thakhek – A beautiful sunset across the Mekong River with the lit-up Thai town of Nakhon Phanom on the other side.

Sunset over Mekong River
Sunset over Mekong River

7. Maung Ngoi  – Monks returning to their monastery with their alms bowls full from the morning’s food collection.

Monks returning to their monastery after Alms Collection Ceremony
Monks returning to their monastery after Alms Collection Ceremony

8. Maung Ngoi –  Wooden fishing boats on the banks of the mountainous Nam Ou River.

Nam Ou River, Muang Ngoi
Nam Ou River, Muang Ngoi

9. Luang Prabang – This historic downtown has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of the beautiful French colonial buildings.

Colonial Downtown of Luang Prabang
Colonial Downtown of Luang Prabang

10. Kong Lor – This chamber of the Kong Lor cave has been illuminated beautifully by the Park to show the features on the stalactites and stalagmites.

Illuminated chamber in Kong Lor Cave
Illuminated chamber in Kong Lor Cave

11. Honourable mention: Vang Vieng – The farmlands behind Vang Vieng are surrounded by beautiful  Karst mountains.

Karst Mountains, Vang Vieng
Karst Mountains, Vang Vieng

For extra pics from this trip go to Gallery/Laos. For extra pictures from other blogs go to Gallery at monkeystale.ca Click on a picture to view it as a slide show.

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