Best photo opportunities in Laos | Cruise Mekong River

Best photo opportunities in Laos

Xieng Khouang rural life

Once paying a visit to Laos, which is much less developed and less crowded than Vietnam and Thailand, all travelers will get the feeling as if the time has stood still. The beauty of Laos with the ancient tradition combining with the tranquility urges all photographers and photo-lovers to find the best photo opportunities! Indochina holidays

Chasing Scenery in Luang Prabang – Laos

Sunset behind Phu Si Mountain

Sunset behind Phu Si Mountain-source: www.exoticvoyages.com

Once coming to Luang Prabang, do not miss a chance to take a scenic boat trip to experience the quite yet picturesque Mekong River to the Ban Muang Keo during your interesting photography tours. To record thousands of unique gold lacquered Buddha statues in many sizes and shapes, let’s take a short trek to Pak Ou Caves.

As the sun is fading behind the Phu Si Mountain, especially when the sun meets the hillside, you can return back to Luang Prabang to enjoy more chance to chase the most extraordinary moments besides admiring the splendid view overlooking from a riverside restaurant.

Stunning temple and unique architecture

Lao National Museum

Lao National Museum-source: www.cntravelre.com

To fulfill your dream of taking photos of long-standing unique architecture as well as famous temples, Luang Prabang, is the dream land awaiting you to discover. If you want to see how traditional Lao culture, architecture and arts are being preserved, it is highly recommended to pay a visit to the Fine Art School, Wat Xiengthong, the National Museum and Former King’s place as well as the French colonial buildings. At each stop, remember to find out the most perfect prospective to record the exclusive photos. Strolling around the tranquil lanes to reach the hill-tribe handicraft market, where you can try the popular street foods is also not a bad idea. Have the slow film in your camera record the quiet street life right when it appears in your eyes.

Simple lifestyle and mesmerizing landscapes

Kuang Si Waterfalls

Kuang Si Waterfalls-source: laosbackpackershostel.com

Without some beautiful pictures taken at the spectacular Kuang Si Waterfall, your incredible photo collections will not be perfect. The Kuang Si waterfalls, whose water creates steps of small falls like terraced fields overlooking Mekong River, cascade down a limestone formation creating of turquoise green water for swimming after beginning in shallow pools atop a steep hillside. Lucky as you are, you can sometimes even see the captivating blue jewel color of the water changed by the plant life and it seems to be the magnificent sights coming into your lens. Laos travel guide

If you prefer to carry your camera on “realm of million elephants”, it is good news that the pictures of traditional villagers in their peaceful daily life and Lao traditional foods such as Sien Savanh (Lao Beef Jerky), Khao Poon (Rice Vermicelli Soup) and Lao sausages, will fulfill your amazing photography tours in Laos.

Lifestyle on the road

Xieng Khouang rural life

Xieng Khouang rural life-source: triciaannemitchell.com

Phonsavan Town in Xieng Khouang province along the mountain roads is an ideal place if you are interested in photographing the rural life. To capture the daily moments, you can make a stop at Phou Khoun for lunch while visiting the small villages of Khmu village and Ban Kiu Kam Pone. This is when you know why they call it the simple lifestyle’s photographic themes on the road. You can stop taking the unique photos in all villages, each of which illustrates the different customs and traditions.

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