10 Best Temples and Ruins in Laos

  • 10 Best Temples and Ruins in Laos

    Whether you’ve got a week or just a day to see a few, these are the 10 best temples and ruins in Laos.

    Beautiful Laos has an abundance of glittering temples, many concentrated in the capital Vientiane and in the tourist favorite UNESCO city Luang Prabang. Most are quite easy to access, so you can temple-hop over a day or two in either city, pausing over plates of larb and bottles of Beer Lao to appreciate the different architectural styles. In Luang Prabang, the temples, like Wat Xieng Thong, have low sweeping tiered roofs. In Vientiane, they tend to have verandas. The country doesn’t have as many ruins as its neighbors, but Khmer-style Wat Phu is gracefully crumbling, a lovely antidote to too-crowded Angkor Wat.

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  • Wat Phu

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  • Plain of Jars

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  • Buddha Park

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  • Haw Phra Kaew

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  • Wat Ho Pha Bang

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  • That Chomsi

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  • Pha That Luang

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  • Wat Xieng Thong

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  • Pak Ou Caves

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  • Wat Mai

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