1. Luang Prabang
Luang Prabang Market
Luang Prabang is a humble city covered with some of the most beautiful temples and one of the best night markets in South East Asia. Nearby are some fantastic natural wonders, in the form of Kuang Si Falls and Pak Ou Caves.
2. Bokeo Province
Bokeo Province Jungle Valleys
The Mekong River and the thick, lush and untouched jungle are what makes Bokeo Province so special - a great place for nature and adventure lovers.
3. Vang Vieng
Limestone karst mountains behind the Nam Xong tubing River
The party capital of Laos, home to the infamous tubing river. Vang Vieng is a beautiful riverside town with a stunning backdrop of limestone karst mountains. Vang Vieng has gained considerable notoriety in recent years with many bars and water slides into the river torn down due to a number of fatalities - wikitravel provides updated information.
Pha That Luang
One of the most laidback capital cities in the world. Vientiane has some fantastic French colonial and Buddhist architecture. You can also visit the impressive, nearby Buddha Park.
5. Si Phan Don
Sunset on the Mekong River
Si Phan Don (AKA Four Thousand Islands) is a collection of sleepy islands in the Mekong River. A great place to chill in a hammock, you may even spot the rare Irrawaddy dolphin.
6. Tham Kong Lo
Kong Lo cave entrance
Kong Lo is a 7.5km tunnel cave and widely regarded as one of the best caving experiences in the world.
7. Bolaven Plateau
Tad Yuang Waterfall
The Bolaven Plateau is a beautiful area home to many tribes and renowned for its coffee plantations. The Bolaven Plateau is also known for its many rivers and waterfalls.
Wat Luang, Pakse
Pakse is the fourth largest city in Laos and is an ideal base and rest point with many top attractions nearby. The city itself is relaxed and welcoming with numerous bars and restaurants.
9. Vat Phou
Vat Phou is a series of temple and shrine ruins near Champasak. It is considered the finest Khmer temple site outside of Cambodia.
10. Xiangkhoang Plateau
Plain of Jars
Xiangkhoang Plateau (AKA The Plain Of Jars) is a mysterious rolling plain scattered with stone jars. A random, yet beautiful place - it is still unknown why the jars are here.
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