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Top Ten Instagrammable Spots in Laos

 

Laos is a country of great beauty and timeless landscapes, a great holiday destination for photographers with some magical opportunities for capturing those incredible moments.  Here are our Top 10 Instagrammable Spots in Laos:

Vang Vieng Challenge:

 

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Not for the faint-hearted, the Vang Vieng Challenge includes trekking, a via-ferrata, abseiling down a waterfall, 11 zip lines and spending the night in a mountain top hut. With amazing reviews, Green Discovery continue to raise the bar in delivering amazing eco-adventures throughout Laos.

Kuangsi Waterfalls in Luang Prabang:

 

 

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One of the must-see sights around Luang Prabang is the multi-tiered Kuang Si Waterfalls, with multiple swimming holes, photo viewpoints and walks to explore.  Very close by are the Bears Rescue Centre, Butterfly Park and Lao Buffalo Dairy so it is worth a full day to explore properly.

Nam Xay Viewpoint in Vang Vieng:

The viewpoint is about 20 minutes drive from Vang Vieng town, located near Blue Lagoon 1.  Just before you reach Blue Lagoon, you take a quick left and follow the dirt path to the viewpoint. Here you’ll find a parking area and a small hut, which marks the start of the hike.

 

 

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The hike takes about 30 minutes depending on your fitness level.  It can get quite muddy in rainy season – make sure to wear appropriate shoes, since it does get very steep and slippery at times. There are handrails available for some of the more difficult parts. And yes, that is a motorbike at the top!

The Rice Paddies of Northern Laos:

Food is at the heart of Lao culture, and rice is the foundation of that.  Across the country, especially during the rainy season, the paddy fields turn green and the countryside takes on a lush richness that is amazing to see.  With the mountains of northern Laos offering a great backdrop, these rice paddies make for iconic photo opportunities!

 

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Waterfalls on the Bolaven Plateau in Southern Laos:

 

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The Bolaven Plateau in southern Laos offers at least two world-class attractions – it’s delicious coffee and its magnificent waterfalls. With more than ten amazing waterfalls dotted around the plateau, it’s good to spend a few days exploring – there’s plenty of guesthouses and lodges around the plateau, along with plenty of local coffee shops to enjoy some of the delicious Lao coffee grown here.  If you’re looking for an adventure then check out the Treetop Explorer with Green Discovery.

Hot-air Balloons in Vang Vieng:

 

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Vang Vieng features in this list a few times and offers some incredible photo opportunities, none more so that when soaring about the majestic karst limestone peaks by hot-air balloon.   With both sunrise and sunset flights available, this is a great way and unique way to see Vang Vieng.  More information.

Khonephrapheng Waterfalls in Champasak, Southern Laos:

 

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Khonephrapheng Waterfalls lie along the southern border of Laos with Cambodia, and are part of the Four Thousand Islands area of the Mekong River.  The widest waterfalls in the world (over 12km wide), they are also the largest in SE Asia and form an impressive sight!

The Rock Viewpoint at Phou Pha Marn, Khammouane:

 

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Recently opened, The Rock Viewpoint at Phou Pha Marn in Khammouane overlooks the Hinboun National Protected Area and offers a huge zipline, spider-net and via ferrata!!!

Sunsets in the Four Thousand Islands:

 

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The Four Thousand Islands at the southern-most tip of Laos are a must visit for travellers to Laos.  The large skies and width of the Mekong River combine for majestic sunsets (and sunrises).  Travel between the islands by longtail boats with several islands such as Don Det and Don Khone offering a range of accommodation, restaurants and tour activities like kayaking, dolphin-spotting and visiting the Khonephrapheng and Liphii Waterfalls.  Its definitely worth 2-3 days of while exploring Laos on holiday.

Phadeng Peak in Nong Khiaw:

 

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Nong Khiaw Viewpoint sits atop Phadeng Peak, and offers incredible views above the clouds and surrounding Nong Khiaw. The trek to the top takes 1-2 hours and is not too strenuous and the view from the top is incredible!  Nong Khiaw is around 3 hours drive north of Luang Prabang.

Have you got other favourites spots in Laos?  Do let us know in the comments below or tag us on your own Instagram posts!

 


 

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