Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos & Northern Thailand - Laos (PDF Chapter)
The ‘Land of a Million Elephants’ oozes magic the moment you spot a Hmong tribeswoman looming from the mist, trek through a glimmering rice paddy, or hear the sonorous call of one of the country’s endangered gibbons.
- explore the fabled city of Luang Prabang to find French cuisine, Buddhist temples, colonial villas, stunning river views and some of the best boutique accommodation in Southeast Asia
- take a boat ride through the exhilarating yet spooky 7.5km-long tunnel of Tham Kong Lor, home to fist-sized spiders and stalactite woods, and tackle the three-day dirt-bike ‘Loop’
- wander the tamarind-lined streets and narrow alleys of Vientiane, Southeast Asia’s most languid capital
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Vientiane & around, Phu Khao Khuay National Pro-tected Area, Ang Nam Ngum, Vang Vieng, Luang Prabang & around, Pak Ou Caves, Tat Kuang Si, Tat Sae, Northern Laos, Xieng Khuang & Hua Phan Provinces, Muang Ngoi District, North-western Laos, Phongsali Province, Middle Mekong, Central Laos, Southern Laos, Bolikhamsai & Khammuan Provinces, Savannakhet Province, Champasak Province, Pakse Region, Si Phan Don (Four Thousand Islands), Bolaven Plateau Region, Understand Laos, Laos Today, History, People & Culture, Food & Drink, Environment, Survival Guide.
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