Laos is a long, skinny, landlocked country in southeast Asia, often overlooked by tourist-friendly, coastline-owning Thailand. However, with its centuries-old temples at Luang Prabang
, 4000 islands at Si Phan Don
, and easily-reachable
(depending on your definition of easy) Army of Buddhas at Pak Ou
, Laos may be one of the most overlooked travel destinations on the planet. While your travel dollars can go far in this beautiful
, mountainous country, your memories may be hard-won -- especially if you're a high-maintenance traveler. To see what I mean, check out this excellent 2-minute video of portions of Al Brenner's bus ride through Laos. Gorgeous...but by no means first class.
If I were heading to Laos, I would have to add the enigmatic Plain of Jars
to my list of things to do. Don't know what the Plain of Jars is? Check out this excellent trip report
, and it'll be on your short list, too.
Filed under: Arts and Culture, History, Asia, Laos, Video