An After Graduation Treat: If You Should’ve Known Better–Travel to Laos

Traveling has its pitfalls, especially if you’re on a tight budget. Yet the telling experiences you would from it is priceless. After graduation is a perfect getaway for you to turn-off your busy mind. Relax yourself and have some adventure to keep, before heading to a new phase of life–the working phase.

Visiting Laos would probably be the best option for students who would like to experience clemency in an isolated area. Here’s my top seven picks for you:

1. Luang Prabang

Don’t miss the chance to go in Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. his place was hailed as a must-visit destination in the country which was located in northern Laos. Forget the ludicrosity of the cities and feast your eyes with the beautiful mountain vistas encircle the city. There will be no jot of regret if you want to use a bicycle instead of motorcycle in exploring the town proper, and besides it is more cheaper.

2. Buddha Park in Vientiane

Buddha Park also known as Xieng Khuan is a famous park with a hundred of religious statues including Hindu gods and demons around every corner. After taking photos of those monumental images, you can take a break and chill a the local eatery and cafe. If you are a fan of fried bananas, then you will enjoy it here as they have plenty of those. And of course, cold Lao Beer is a must-try.

3. Wat Sisakeet

Temples are fabulous and classy surrounded by the thousands of tiny Buddha images, which thrilled many art enthusiasts. In here, you will see many locals offering food to their monks. If you still have time, you can watch their charming and relaxing ceremony. In this oldest monastery in Laos, you will find the tranquility that would take you to a peaceful thinking of your existence.

4. Kuang Si Waterfall

Make sure you and your friends get to see this surreal turquoise water of Kuang Si Waterfall. Prepare an appropriate footwear of trekking as the trails can get slippery. Do whatever you please, you can soak and swim or you can just simply watch its beauty. It is an irresistible temptation to try not to swim, of course. So, do it.

5. Phonsavan: The Plain of Jars

Travelers couldn’t get enough of something different that they could spot on. And this Plain of Jars in the main city of Xieng Khouang Providence, definitely would have their attention. These jars were both made from sandstone and granite. It has been said that the villagers make use of it for storing some rice wine. But there’s another story with regards to its usage, they said that it also use for storing their deceased Yes, it is creepy indeed.

6. Vang Vieng

A lot of backpackers and travel enthusiasts are planning to see the transfixing beauty of Vang Vieng. Ergo, you’ll see a lot of these travelers in this place–more often than not. It is a perfect place to ensconce and do nothing as the beauty of the mountains, tropical palms, rice fields, limestone cliffs and the Nam Song River exposes before your eyes. You can sit and watch the other tourists doing the tubing (a known tube vessel floating down the river) and more.

7. Pak Ou Caves

The Buddha Caves (Tham Phun and Tham Ting) can be found close to the Mekong River. As the name of the cave implies, Buddha is everywhere, so to speak. From Luang Prabang, it was a 2-hour travel across the river. In two hours, you can watch fisherman doing their mundane things in life, monks, and buffalos are the common sight during the travel. The upper cave has a lack of natural life, so a flashlight will be needed.

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