Time stands still in this ancient capital of Laos. Your mind enters a next level of peace and spiritual enlightenment. The town is very small, almost village-like and sits along the meeting points of Nam Khan River and Mekong River. The aura of the “sabai sabai” Laotian lifestyle can be felt no matter what part of town you are in. The entire town is a designated UNESCO Heritage site and the moment you arrive, it becomes apparent as to why: Monks in saffron colored robes, stunning 33 Buddhist Temples, Indochinese villas, a diverse cuisine and soulfully content folks. As if that wasn’t enough, the entire town is surrounded by lush green mountains. This is a place that can make your soul happy, it certainly did for us.
FYI - Laos is its own country. A lot of misconception exists that it is part of Vietnam or Thailand.