18 Stunning Photos That'll Make You Book a Ticket to Laos

Vang Vieng Temple | © Igormattio/Pixabay
Vang Vieng Temple | © Igormattio/Pixabay
Laos has a rustic charm that is unparalleled in Southeast Asia. With few international chains and no sense of urgency, it’s easy to feel like you’ve traveled back in time when visiting this landlocked country. These gorgeous images will make you want to sail across the Mekong, climb over the Annamite mountains, or book a plane ticket to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.

That Luang

Tat Luang Tat Luang | © Samnang Danou/Flickr

Monks on alms rounds

Monks on Alms Rounds Monks on Alms Rounds | © Allie Caufield/Flickr

Tropical fruits

Tropical Fruits Tropical Fruits | © Francisco Anzola/Flickr

Luang Namtha

Luang Namtha Luang Namtha | © Prince Roy/Flickr

The Mekong River

Mekong, Laos © Ashley 300/Pixabay

Sculpture in Vientiane

Sculpture in Vientiane Sculpture in Vientiane | © Staffan Scherz/Flickr

Snakes and scorpions in whiskey bottles

Line up of snake and scorpion whiskey bottles Line up of snake and scorpion whiskey bottles | © Shankar S./Flickr

Water Buffalo

Water Buffalo © Likedok88/Pixabay

Motorbikes

Laos Laos | © Willy Verhulst/Flickr

Dance Performances

Dance Performance Dance Performance | © Mario Micklish/Flickr

Attapeu Province

Attapeu Province Attapeu Province | © Aleksey Gnilenkov/Flickr

Patuxai

Patuxai Patuxai | © Dan Lundberg/Flickr

Kasi

Kasi Kasi | © Prince Roy/Flickr

Lanterns

Laos © L'amande/Flickr

Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang © Dina Eric/Flickr

River Boats

River Boats River Boats | © Clay Gilliland/Flickr

Plain of Jars

Plain of Jars Plain of Jars | © Basil Strahm/Flickr

Vang Vieng

A bridge in Vang Vieng © Regina Beach

Looking for more beautiful images of Southeast Asia? Check out these images of Laos’ neighbor, Myanmar.