Laos is graced with many serene and relaxed towns, a product of the country’s Buddhist traditions of peace and respect. The wonderful city of Luang Prabang is no exception, with its vibrant market, ornate monasteries and the nearby Kuang Si waterfalls, it’s a place most visitors spend at least a few days.

Impressions of Laos

Impressions of Laos

Other highlights include the peaceful northern village of Luang Namtha, the base for some incredible treks and optional adventure activities in the forests and rivers of Nam Ha National Park. Vang Vieng, in the heart of the country, is another incredible town and known for its outdoor activities such as trekking, cycling and rock climbing! Like the landscapes, the food is also beautiful. The typical Laotian dish of Laap is rich in marinated meat and aromatic herbs. It is a perfect treat after a day of exploring. With a distinct taste, the dish is best enjoyed with sticky rice and lashings of fish sauce. Laos is a country that offers a friendly welcome, and you’re sure to have a wonderful time whilst enjoying the landscapes and culture of this gem of South East Asia.

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Perched upon Marpo Ri hill, 130 meters above the Lhasa valley, the Potala Palace rises a further 170 meters and is the greatest monumental structure in all of Tibet. This amazing palace has the honor of being the highest ancient palace in the world, with its highest point reaching 3,750 meters (12,300 feet) above sea level, towering 100 meters (300 feet) above the city of Lhasa. It was built as the center of Tibetan government by the fifth Dalai Lama in 1645.

The Potala Palaca - Lhasa - Tibet
The Potala Palaca – Lhasa – Tibet

The Potala Palace has stood for centuries as a testament to the Tibetan people and their beliefs. Thousands of pilgrims from around the world come every year to pay homage to this grand estate and the symbol it stands for. Considered to be one of the wonders of the world for its physical structure and its importance in Tibetan history, the Potala Palace is admired by all who visit. The general structure of the Potala Palace is in two parts: the Red Palace and the White Palace. The beautiful murals inside the palace are not only attractive, but also tell the story of Tibet. The golden roof group on the top of the Red Palace is worth seeing.

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