Collected by Jen
133/04 Samsenthai Rd, Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR, ວຽງຈັນ, Laos
This temple was a place of prayer for victory in battle for the Vientiane kings. The last one, Chao Anouvong, probably prayed here before leading his ill-fated rebellion against the Siamese. The Siamese subsequently leveled the city, destroyed all...
Vang Vieng, Laos
Bring swimming gear, a good pair of sneakers and your camera! The Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon is a short scenic drive from "downtown" Vang Vieng. What you'll find is a small lagoon with beautiful teal waters and a (steep!) climb to cave...
Kounxoau Road, Ban Phonehueng, Luang Prabang, Lao PDR, ຫຼວງພະບາງ 01160, Laos
It's impossible to not fall for the colors on the exterior of the Wat Xieng Thong (Temple of the Golden City) at that golden hour before sunset in Luang Prabang, Loas. I'd been working in nearby Vietnam for a few months and decided to take a solo...
Nam Song River, Vang Vieng, Laos
After a long drive of sharp turns and near misses -- going south from Luang Prabang or north from Vientiane along Route 13 in Laos -- Vang Vieng is the perfect reward for the journey with its calming yet stunning views. Take an early morning walk...
For understated elegance and a comfortable luxe stay while in Vientiane, Laos visit the Mandala Boutique Hotel. A definite delight and highlight while stopping through the capital. In addition to their outside veranda and restaraunt, which is...
#78, Ban Inpeng Vat Chanh, ວຽງຈັນ, Laos
Oh the delight! For a really good meal in Vientiane visit Makphet. I was a repeat visitor - four times -- and each drink, meal and dessert was full of flavor and interest. I would have stayed in the city longer if only for the meal but my visa...
Luang Prabang, Laos
On a deck overlooking the Nam Khan River and with just 6 tables, Rosella Fusion Restaurant is a secret favourite with expats in Luang Prabang. The restaurant offers amazing value for tasty Thai and Lao dishes like pad thai and spicy Lao beef...
13, Vang Vieng, Laos
Vang Vieng could be considered a touristy town, but don't hold that against it. It's a magical place, and if you don't find it floating down the river, rent a bicycle and head straight out into the countryside. This image was taken after climbing...
Xieng Nyeun, Vientiane, Laos
The name “Nampou Coffee” is a relic of the previous shop and belies the deliciousness inside just as much as the overly typical entrance does. Nothing that you can see from the outside does justice for the restaurant in a way that I would like to...
Ban Chan Neu, Chom Phet Street, ຫຼວງພະບາງ, Laos
Last sunset of 2010 as seen from the Santi Resort and Spa in Luang Prabang, Laos. The sunsets in this town are spectacular--worthy of a UNESCO World Heritage designation in and of themselves!
Historic District, Luang Prabang, Laos
You haven't done Asia until you've done a temple stay - so sayeth a snobby backpacker I once met. I hate to admit it, but that snobby backpacker was on to something; nothing replicates the experience of breaking bread with a monk, discussing the...
Luang Prabang, Laos
Aimed primarily at tourists, the Night Market sets up each evening along a few blocks of Thanon Sisavangvong. Lining both sides of the street, with a section down the middle, stalls offer a plethora of souvenirs, from cotton shopping bags and...
Rue Chao Fa Ngum, Ban Thatluang, Luang Prabang, Laos
In between running from temple to temple to waterfall to cave, pamper yourself with the best spa in Luang Prabang. The Angsana Spa is bliss. When the therapist had to (quite literally) peel me off the table, I knew it was the most amazing massage...
Luang Prabang, Laos
The Night Market in Luang Prabang, Laos is a shoppers paradise and could be the most serene market in the world. The handmade goods offered here are of impeccable quality and almost everything is created in or around Luang Prabang. Many of the...
Wat Bo Rd, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Situated among lotus ponds and palm gardens, the buildings at Angkor Village incorporate native Southeast Asian hardwoods and mimic traditional Khmer architectural styles. Ride on an elephant to Phnom Bakheng hill and watch the sunset or explore...
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