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Located in the capital of Vientiane, Pha That Luang is the national symbol of Laos.

Laos: The Perfect Destination for Budget Travelers

There’s something special about Laos. Despite being the most bombed country per capita in history, the people of this often-overlooked country are full of smiles and eager to greet travelers to their beautiful country. Du...
by Jim Cheney
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A Buddhist temple on the island of Don Dhet in the 4,000 Islands region of Laos.

5 Can’t-Miss Places to Visit in Southern Laos

While I loved everywhere I visited in Southeast Asia, I have a special place in my heart for Southern Laos. One of the least visited areas in the region, Southern Laos has a ridiculous amount of awesomeness to offer travelers....
by Jim Cheney
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The interior of the Savannakhet Dinosaur Museum with a collection of replica fossils.

The Worst Dinosaur Museum in the World: Savannakhet, Laos

Have you ever gone somewhere and instantly wondered what you were doing there? That’s how I felt at the dinosaur museum in the provincial town of Savannakhet, Laos. Sitting just across the Mekong from Thailand, Savannakhe...
by Jim Cheney
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Wat Phou is one of the ancient cities of the Khmer. Located in Laos, Wat Phou is the older, less touristed cousin of Angkor Wat.

Wat Phou: Angkor Without the Crowds

Traveler’s and non-travelers alike have dreamt of the day that they can lay eyes on Cambodia’s Angkor Wat, one of the world’s most majestic sites. However, as with most well-known tourist destinations, the cro...
by Jim Cheney
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A boat on the shore of Don Khon in the 4000 Islands on Laos.

Relaxing in the Middle of the Mekong River at 4000 Islands, Laos

Laos is a landlocked country, there’s no denying that. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t get some quality relaxation time on the water. For nearly the entire length of the country, the Mekong River runs its...
by Jim Cheney
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