Explore Laos with Elegant Resorts
Travellers to Laos will be rewarded with a unique view of a country that has hardly changed in over a century. Laos’s lifeline is the Mekong River, which runs the length of the country, stretching from the forest-clad mountains of the north, to the islands of the far south – it’s used for trading, transporting and connecting Laotians. Visitors have a choice of attractions to marvel at, including Vientiane, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Luang Prabang and the mysterious Plain of Jars. In addition to the 160 ethnic groups, including the colourfully dressed hill tribes that populate the higher elevations, the country has preserved some of its French influences, most noticeably the freshly baked bread, coffee aromas and French restaurants housed in some of the old shophouses.