Landlocked between its more bustling neighbours, Laos presents a laidback alternative to its south-east Asian neighbours. With a plethora of Buddhist temples and outstanding mountain scenery in the centre of the country, Laos is perfect for exploring paths less travelled.

The sleepy capital of Vientiane is a charming introduction to the country and offers the chance to learn about the country’s tempestuous recent history, whilst the northern city of Luang Prabang is UNESCO-listed thanks to its archaeological sights. Blending Buddhist iconography with the French colonial influence, Laos offers some fascinating architecture in its larger towns and cities. Amongst the best times to visit are during the post-monsoon boat races, the Festival of Lights and the Lao New Year in April.

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  • Statues of Wat Xieng Khuan Buddha Park in Vientiane, Laos

  • Laos ladies navigating lily pads by boat

  • Nam Ou River Valley in Laos

  • Temple in Luang Prabang, Laos

  • Exploring the Song River in Vang Vieng, Laos

  • Kuang Si Waterfall in Laos

  • Boat on the Nam Song River in Laos

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.


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