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Laos

Mr. Harper's Travel Guide

This landlocked rural country retains a relaxed pace of life. Laos is the last secret of Southeast Asia, but it is unlikely to remain unchanged for long. Southern Laos, specifically the lush and beautiful country along the banks of the Mekong River, is emerging as ...

This landlocked rural country retains a relaxed pace of life. Laos is the last secret of Southeast Asia, but it is unlikely to remain unchanged for long. Southern Laos, specifically the lush and beautiful country along the banks of the Mekong River, is emerging as this nation’s newest destination. Attractions include the charming town of Champasak and the Vat Phou ruins, which are as old as those of Angkor Wat. 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Passport (valid for six months beyond end of stay) and visa. Visit travel.state.gov, and for travelers’ health information, cdc.gov.

WHEN TO VISIT

The rainy season extends from May-October. The rest of the year is generally dry and sunny. Temperatures are high year-round.

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