Exploring the country of temples in Lao tours1145
Mysterious ancient capital, cave system with the capacity of more than 23.000 people, vertical airport, etc., will bring tourists a new view of the country of temples in Laos tour.
Luang Parbang is the capital of Lane Xang Kingdom in the 14th century, the flourishing period of Laos under the reign of King Xethathilat. But in 1545, the wars constantly happened; King Xethathilat decided to remove the capital to Vientiane. Luang Prabang is located about 425km from Vientiane capital to the north, about 26.875 square kilometers wide. With the values of culture, history, architecture, in 1995, this ancient capital was recognized as the world heritage by UNESCO and is ranked one of 10 most attractive tourism cities in Asia by Travel and Leisure magazine of America.
As an ancient capital, Luang Prabang fascinates tourists by ancient architectural works, palaces built in the 14th century, and dozens of ancient temples owning unique features such as Wat Xiang with wall paintings depicting Buddha legend by Moniac art. Wat May with 5-floor titled roof and great decorative details; lovely and peaceful streets along with wooden houses at two sides or the sacred picture of monks in orange costume on street every morning.
If tourists prefer to explore and experience, tourists can admire watercolor painting on Mau Mountain at the sunrise or the sunset, hear the fairy tale about romantic love of Nui Nang and Nui Chang or Kuang Si waterfall - "green jewel amidst the tropical forest". In Luang Prabang tour, tourists can drop by Luang Prabang night market to enjoy hundreds of delicious dishes or buy handicraft products made by talented hands of Lao people.
Viengxay cave previously known as Xang Lot (Voi Lot in Lao language meaning the elephant goes through the cave) is a cave system of nearly 500 caves in Viengay, the mountainous region in the north of Laos. In the war, this is the place where important meetings of Pathet army were taken place and the shelter of Vietnamese solider in Vietnam War. With the capacity of about 23.000 people and the system of store, school and hospital in the war, this cave always makes people admire.
Currently, it is evaluated the "gold mine" of Lao tourism appealing tourists in Laos package tours. In addition to the feeling of adventure, the chance to learn about unique features in the lives of people inside cave in the war or to conquer 7 among 500 caves, tourists can admire the beauty of Viengxay mountainous region or contemplate great peaceful beauty of houses silhouetting on the river right at the foot mountain.
Wat Sisaket in Lao language means Sisaket temple, located in Sethathirath Street, at the corner of Lane Xang Avenue, Vientiane capital. In addition to values of culture, landscape, temple appeals tourists by 6.840 statues casted by rare bronze and some gilded gold statues. Therefore, this is considered the temple having most Buddha statues in Laos. Coming to Wat Sisaket, tourists on Laos holiday cannot forget the feeling when visiting the Buddha statue depot located at the left of the Wat. The statue only remains body or pedal, but all have been beheaded.
These statues hide the message of peace of this kingdom. Unlike statues in My Son Sanctuary, when leaving the land, Cham people beheaded statues and took with them; Buddha statues beheaded in Laos were caused by the wars and were considered the achievements of the enemy. After liberating, despite building new temples and casting new statues, these statues are kept intact and displayed with the aim at reminding descendants of the unjust war.