Cruising down the Mekong River to the peaceful beauty in Laos

Laos might not be the first destination that many tourists would think about when they are intending to visit Southeast Asia countries. However, if you give yourself a chance to visit the beautiful land of Laos, you will never regret your decision! Cruising slowly down the Mekong River to discover the natural beauty and the peaceful daily life of the locals is definitely an unforgettable tourism experience to any visitor. Read more: Mekong river tours

A picturesque scenery of the Mekong River in Laos
A picturesque scenery of the Mekong River in Laos

Being the only landlocked country in Southeast Asia, it is easy to understand why in Laos the river is regarded as the country’s soul. Unlike the other greater Mekong region countries, until 1989 Laos first opened its door to tourism, visitors could access the river in this region so the river is leaner, less populated and less overdeveloped than in other countries. A journey along downstream of Mekong River in Laos will bring to you a new experience as well as a good chance to see firsthand small villages on the river banks where you can witness the daily lives of the locals. Most Lao people live in rural villages and rivers are where they can connect and support each other in activities of daily living. Taking a relaxing cruise on the Mekong River in Laos, enjoying the peaceful scenery of the daily life of Lao people living on the banks of the river – there is definitely nothing more relaxing than that. Read more tours in Laos

A local fishermen is checking his fishing traps in the Mekong River
A local fishermen is checking his fishing traps in the Mekong River

You will not only be deeply impressed by the peaceful daily life of people but also enchanted by the natural beauty of the meandering Mekong River which flows through lush forests and dramatic limestone mountains. Visitors who travel on the river will also get to see impressive carvings, such as Wat Phou or carvings of Hindu gods and goddesses from ancient kingdoms long overthrown. Moreover, the famous “Buddha caves” are north of town on the Mekong and can be reached by river boat – those caves were originally used as a storage unit to keep the damaged Buddha statues and now they already became a tourist attraction.  Read more: Ama Lotus cruise

Buddha cave next to Mekong River
Buddha cave next to Mekong River

To try this great tourism experience, you can book a Mekong River cruise on the southern part of the Mekong River in Laos which starts and finishes in Pakse or a cruise on the Upper Mekong from Luang Prabang. Whatever you choose I bet that the beauty of nature and people along the Mekong River in Laos will never let you down.

The Indochina Voyages team.

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