- 1 Is Northern Laos safe?
- 2 Where do you fly into for Laos?
- 3 Is Luang Namtha worth a visit?
- 4 What is northern Laos?
- 5 Why is Laos so dangerous?
- 6 Why is Laos so expensive?
- 7 What is the best time to visit Laos?
- 8 Do you need a visa to travel to Laos?
- 9 What can you do in Laos in 3 days?
- 10 Where is the country Laos?
Is Northern Laos safe?
Crime and safety. Laos is a relatively safe country for travellers, although certain areas remain off-limits because of unexploded ordnance left over from decades of warfare.
Where do you fly into for Laos?
By air. Most people travel to Laos via Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi International Airport). Thai International Airways (THAI) and Lao Airlines operate flights between Bangkok and Vientiane Wattay International Airport (VTE).
Is Luang Namtha worth a visit?
The Golden Stupa is sometimes also called the Luang Namtha Stupa and is said to be the town’s central landmark. This is the second of two important stupas in town and is an impressive sight if you like religious architecture. It is also located on a hill so it is worth a visit just for the views.
What is northern Laos?
Northern Laos is a mountainous region of Laos. It shares borders with Thailand, Myanmar, China and Vietnam. The region encompasses the provinces of (from north to south) Phongsali, Udomxai, Luang Namtha, Bokeo, Sainyabuli, Houphan Province.
Why is Laos so dangerous?
There is no trauma center in the country and should you get into an accident, you’ll have to get across the border to Thailand for treatment. There is rampant drinking and driving in Laos, which makes the roads more dangerous at night. Many people, including children, drive without a license.
Why is Laos so expensive?
There’s a reason Laos is slightly more expensive when compared to the rest of Southeast Asia. Few things here are locally produced and, because the country is landlocked, it has to import almost everything. That raises prices for goods, services, and transportation.
What is the best time to visit Laos?
The small, landlocked country of Laos is best visited between October and April, when the weather’s warm and dry throughout. River travel is best between November and January, when high water levels make passage easy along Laos’ main waterway, the Mekong River.
Do you need a visa to travel to Laos?
Citizens Need a Visa to Travel to Laos? It is obligatory for U.S. citizens to hold a valid visa before entering Laos. Only 15 nationalities may travel to the country visa free. Most Americans visiting the country travel with a Laos tourist visa.
What can you do in Laos in 3 days?
8 things you must do on a 3 day visit to Luang Prabang
- Walk through the old town of Luang Prabang.
- Take sunset cruise in the Mekong.
- Explore Luang Prabang night market.
- Alms-giving ceremony.
- Walk up Mount Phousi.
- Visit Kuang Si Waterfall.
- Go to Laos’ only Buffalo farm.
- Take a boat trip to Pha Tad Ke Botanical garden.
Where is the country Laos?
Laos is an independent republic, and the only landlocked nation in Southeast Asia, northeast of Thailand, west of Vietnam. It covers 236,800 square kilometers in the center of the Southeast Asian peninsula and it is surrounded by Myanmar (Burma), Cambodia, the People’s Republic of China, Thailand, and Vietnam.