COVID-19 is of great concern to everyone today. It makes things stagnant, and all people’s plans fall apart, especially traveling with family and relatives. Don’t worry! In this dangerous situation, you can consult a few places with a peaceful atmosphere, and Laos is such a paradise for that. What are you waiting for? Let’s find out now!
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Don’t Ignore These Great Destinations When Coming to Laos
After arriving in Laos, you should pay a visit to at least one of the following great destinations, or you will regret the rest of your life!
Bolaven Plateau and Tad Fane Waterfall
You may not have known that the Bolaven Plateau and Tad Fane are considered the Heaven Of Earth for all Waterfall lovers. Honestly, it is really hard to find another place that has impressive waterfalls like this destination.
Bolaven Plateau spreads like wildfire due to its natural beauty, ethnic villages, and undiscovered areas. The best-known waterfalls in this destination are Tad Fane and Taat Fang.
You can locate the Bolaven Plateau in the northeast of the Champasak province. It covers many parts of other famous provinces such as Salavan, Sekong, and Attapeu.
For backpackers, Vang Vieng is the best place in Laos that they definitely can not miss. This area has a wild beauty that is peaceful during the day and turns out to be vibrant at night.
Walking around Vang Vieng, you can enjoy the great scene of the lush jungle, as well as feel the slow flow of the Nam Song River. But that is not the best thing you can get here. What is really impressive is the Tham Phu Kham Cave, where can blow you away with the huge lagoon and the Buddha’s bronze statue. Vang Vieng lies in the middle of Luang Prabang and Vientiane. So there will be a lot of ways for you to travel to this destination.
That Ing Hang Stupa
When visiting That Ing Hang Stupa, do not feel weird if you see some Thailandese. This 16th-century tower is considered as the big house of worship for both Laotian Buddhists and Thai Buddhists and believed to keep one of the Buddha’s bones. Here is a note for you! The tower has specific rules of clothes for people who want to enter. In detail, your shirts and jeans must hide your entire shoulders, knees, and especially the chest. If you are a female visitor, you may be asked to wear a traditional sinh – the Lao-style sarong.
How to travel to That Ing Hang Stupa? Very simple! This place is just about 13 km far in the northeast of the Savannakhet. Hence, many cheap transportations can bring you there—for example, tuk-tuk, motorbike, etc.
The Plain Of Jars
The Plain Of Jars is named due to its 2000 megalithic sandstone jars from the Iron Age. Also, because of these jars, this place has become one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites!
Of course, the most fantastic things you can expect in this destination are the huge stone jars, discs, tombstones, and quarries. These stone items are proved to have existed since 500 BC as tools for burials. Believe it or not, the weight of these stones can come up to 14 tons, and the height of them can reach 3 meters!
The Plain Of Jars sits in the Khouang province, at the crossroads of ancient major trade routes. From Plain Of Jars, you can go to the northern to get to China, to the south to travel to Thailand, and to the east to visit Vietnam.
Some Tips to You When Traveling in Laos During Covid-19
Traveling to Laos is fun. But always remember to put your safety first! Below are some tips you can follow to have safe journeys in Laos:
- Normally, there is a lot of theft at the resort. Therefore, you need to be careful. It is best to bring what is absolutely necessary when you go out and always pay attention to your bag.
- Many places in Laos appear to scam tourists. They will sell food and drinks at exorbitant prices and force you to buy. So absolutely do not accept anything from strangers.
- During your travel, always carry a mask and disinfectant water. In addition, if you have any symptoms of fever, dry cough, or suspect COVID infection, you should go to the nearest medical facility.
In conclusion, there are 5 beautiful and suitable places you can consult and visit during this COVID phase. Of course, always protect yourself and keep your health. This can be a very memorable travel occasion. And now, have a great trip!
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