Laos is a mountainous and landlocked country in South-East Asia and it is apparently best known for its most spectacular waterfalls Tad Fane and Dong Hua Sao, picturesque scenery, ethnic villages and many unexplored destinations. It is considered as one of the best wedding destinations and honeymoon locations among couples. This exotic destination has hidden bays, impressive beaches, nights filled with live music and concerts, and lip-smacking seafood.
So couples what else do you need on your honeymoon trip? Lush landscapes, gorgeous waterfalls make Laos is an absolute paradise for honeymooners and equally perfect for adventurers and for those who want to live an extravagant life.
Laos is the nation of endless treasures to behold, choosing where to go is not an easy task. So we are featuring some popular spots and things you do in Laos during your honeymoon trip so that you can spend a gala time with your loved ones.
Luang Prabang, Laos
Luang Prabang is the most charming destination of Laos, Southeast Asia. This place has everything at one destination such as get a panoramic view of the whole city from the mountainous top, beautiful temples, museums depicting the history and tribal culture of Northern Laos, antique shops and restaurants serving delicious cuisines.
Luang Prabang is also known for its gorgeous little European style cafes which are situated along the coast of the river and best for couples to enjoy and this area is so delightful that it is now listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site. To add adventure in your honeymoon trip couples can rent a bicycle to explore every corner of the city. At the center of Luang Prabang is a hill, which offers stunning views of the Mekong River. Night markets are also quite popular where you can stroll and shop for something to keep as a memory.
Kuang Si Waterfalls, Laos
One of the best and romantic destinations that couples want to visit in Laos is Kaung Si waterfalls, it is a dream location of every couple during their honeymoon trip. The highlighted portion of this waterfall is that it gets down with a 50m drop in the form of the three-level cascade and underneath the waterfall, a series of pools are located where couples can take a refreshing dive.
Honeymooners and lovebirds can spend some romantic moments together here. Kuang Si waterfall is unique due to its turquoise water and the lush greenery which is surrounding the falls.
Earlier Vang Vieng was infamous for its rave bars, insobriety and toxic nightclubs, but later it went through a transformation done by the local government. Now it is popular for tourism and known as the best party hub of Laos. Vang Vieng is situated between Vientiane and Luang Prabang and it is known for its adventure activities.
Couples can try various events and adventure sports such as hiking, mountain climbing and enjoy tubing under the Nam Song River which is enclosed by lush wilderness. The other attractions at Vang Vieng which you visit are Silver Lake and Tham Phu Kham caves. Caves are famous for its blue lagoon and Buddha Statue made of bronze.
Wat Phu Champasak, Laos
Wat Phu is also known as Vat Phou and is a gorgeous Khmer temple located near Phu Kao Mountain in the Champasak Province of Laos. It is a romantic fascination for those couples who are looking for scenic beauty, spiritual peace, historic spot and cultural charm.
Wat Phu was established between 11th and 13th centuries its boundaries are stretched till Angkor, Cambodia. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the oldest worship sites in Laos. It is a Buddhist temple, but you will see traces and the history of Hinduism.
Vientiane is the most popular honeymoon attraction and also the capital city of Laos. One thing which you can explore here and be delighted to observe is the French Colonial Quarters. This is the most urbanized city in Laos. As you will start your tour at Vientiane you will notice numerous French-inspired architecture Patuxai which the Laotian version of the famous Arc de Triomphe of Paris.
The other major attraction is the Buddha Park, Pha That Luang known as an icon of Buddhism in Laos, Wat Si Saket, which showcase thousands of Buddha images, Wat Si Muang, and Haw Phra Kaew. Apart from these significant Buddhist temples, sprawling local markets are also popular where couples can dine out at various restaurants.
Mekong River, Laos
The Mekong River is known for its majestic natural views, it is the most prominent river of South East Asia. It is a must-visit destination for couples there you can enjoy the panorama of the river via a boat trip from Huay Xai situated along the border of northern Thailand to Luang Prabang.
The Upper Mekong in Laos is considered one of the most stunning journeys of the entire river. Cruises and boat are the most ideal approach to encounter the sights and fantastic scenes of the water and nearby towns located on the coast of the river.
Nong Khiaw, Laos
Nong Khiaw or Ning Kiau is renowned for viewing the best visual aspects of natural scenery in Laos. Without visiting Nong Khiaw your honeymoon trip will be incomplete as it is gaining popularity due to its exotic viewpoints of the flowing Nam Ou River and panoramic view of Laos. Lovebirds can take a boat ride from Nam Ou River.
Couples can also take bike rides around the beautiful villages surrounding the main town. Go for some adventure and experience trekking, mountain hiking, involve yourself in ariel activities, kayaking and boating in this serene town.
Mount Phousi, Laos
If you belong to those couples who love trekking mountains and discover nature and want to reach the top then you won’t find a better romantic place than Mount Phousi. It is an ideal spot for discovering the twilight and sunset of Laos. In between your trek, you will find many holy places and sanctuaries such as a gold-plated church known as That Chomsi. Another highlight of this trek is the Buddhist temple. But the most important thing obtained from trekking Mount Phousi is the peace that will come after reaching the top of the hill and witnessing the panorama view of the whole from there. If you left with enough energy then after seeing all attractions then go for trekking Mount Phousi.
You can also visit other places which we have not mentioned above such as creat your way through the Kong Lor Cave, know the historic significance of the Plain of Jars in Phonsavan, Huay Xai, stay overnight and do a river trip to Pak Beng and get mesmerized by the beauty of Pha Pheng Waterfall.
So couples pack your bags and visit Laos as soon as possible to enjoy the beauty of the Kuang Si waterfall, visit the most attractive destinations and try adventure activities to make as many memories as you can during your honeymoon trip.