Things to do in Laos
Attend Alms – giving ceremony in Luang Prabang
Every day at sunrise, hundreds of saffron-robed monks in orange robes walk silently through the streets in town to gather their daily meal. They are Buddhist monks and novices from Luang Prabang’s temples. The locals wake early to prepare food for the monks and wait quietly by the roadside to give their gifts.
Lao massage & Lao herbal saunas
Tourism has been partially responsible for renewed interest in traditional massage and herbal sauna, though these alternative therapies are generally limited to larger towns and cities. Besides the obvious physical benefits, the Lao massage and sauna afford the recipient, administering massage and sauna to others is believed to bring spiritual merit to those who perform the labour, making Lao massage and sauna a win-win proposition for all involved.
One popular starting point for the trekkers is the lovely riverside town of Nong Khiaw. The town has developed into a hub for trekking tour operators, so you will have lots of choice here. The northern town of Luang Nam Tha which is close to the Chinese border is also a perfect spot.
River kayaking – “Tubing”
Vang Vieng is the most well – known place for adventures in Laos and one of the most popular activities is kayaking on Nam Song River. It is the best way to enjoy the scenic landscape and wilderness of Vang Vieng along this poetic river. It will take a few hours, offering some nice stops on the way where you can enjoy Laos beer.
Experience to be a Gibbon
It is a popular activity in Huay Xai, near the border with Thailand. You will have a chance to fly from tree to trees and stay on a tree like a Gibbon. It sounds strange but absolutely true. It is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.