A sojourn to the undiscovered gem of Indochina offers a rare glimpse into this land of serene beauty, relaxed lifestyle, and gentle people. Adjusting to the unhurried tempo of the Lao culture, we take a leisurely stroll through the sleepy capital of Vientiane and begin to understand the meaning of “baw pen nyang.” The former royal capital of Luang Prabang enchants us with its abundance of golden–spired temples and saffron–robed Buddhist monks reciting their hypnotic chants. This spiritual journey would not be complete without witnessing the spectacular sunset over the Mekong River.
Vientiane – Luang Prabang
The best way to get acquainted with Laos is to stroll along the dirt roads, sit at a street side café, or watch the sun set over the Mekong Delta in the capital city of Vientiane. Get up before the sun rises to watch the daily procession of monks ask for their morning alms or walk around town listening to the chants of their nightly prayers in Luang Pranbang, one of the world’s most spiritual towns. This is how the discovery of this forgotten Kingdom begins.