An integral part of any tour of Indochina, Laos reveals the harmonious relationship between the landscape and living like nowhere else. Multistorey office towers, extravagant shopping malls and expressways are yet to reach Laos, even traffic jams are unheard of. Laos is blessed with a beautiful countryside, the mighty Mekong River running almost the entire length of the country touching remote towns and villages where people are genuinely intrigued and happy to welcome visitors into their home. In Laos one may still experience a genuine contact with the local people.
Ancient temples litter the landscape; large swathes of forested areas are now protected national parks and offer exciting adventure activities.