Laos is one of the most incredible destinations in Southeast Asia, this Buddhist land is often described as “forgotten” as it just opened to international tourists recently, pretty much of the magical worlds of Laos remain pristine and undeveloped. Travelers find in Laos laid-back lifestyle, sparkling Buddhist temples, green mountains and French colonial traces. The beautiful charms of Laos make the country a wonderful honeymoon destination.
Holding tight to its traditions, Laos offers an authentic slice of Southeast Asia culture. Laotians everyday practice Buddha’s teaching, saffron-robed monks line up to receive alms from local people as the sun rises.
With the population of less than seven million people and the unique geography it has, Laos often gets less notice than its more famous neighbors. But Laos has emerged in recent years as a country of significant pockets of old world charms remain, and become one of the most interesting destination for luxury vacations and honeymoon ideas. You can expect luxurious hotels and resorts in its capital Vientiane, UNESCO World Heritage listed-town of Luang Prabang as well as along the Mekong river running through the country. Unspoiled valleys and peaceful villages are easily found, where tranquility still dominates and villagers go about their life as they have for centuries.
Begin your Laos honeymoon from its capital city of Vientiane. This smallest capital in Southeast Asia is home to Laos’ grandest temples, including the country’s iconic golden Pha That Luang. The relaxing atmosphere of Vientiane makes you feel like visiting a small town, and it is the only capital in the region where you will be beguiled with glittering temples, wandering Buddhist monks, boulevards lined full of tamarind and stunning frangipani flowers.
Enjoy your honeymoon quality time, but don’t miss out the Wat Si Saket – the oldest surviving Buddhist wat in the city, and the Buddha Park - a sculpture garden housing a collection of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures. Perhaps you want to cruise along the Mekong river, take it the truly Laos’s serene sceneries on the way.
The Settha Palace Hotel is perhaps the most charming of colonial hotels in Vientiane for honeymooners. This luxurious 1932 colonial-style hotel is a 3-minute walk from Lao National Museum. Rooms are featuring either garden or pool views, its suites have separate living and dining rooms.
In the northern Laos, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Luang Prabang is the country’ treasure, it is where you would love to stroll along the cobblestone streets to take in colonial buildings that share quaint lanes with Buddhist temples and traditional Lao wooden homes. Just don’t forget to experience a private Lao Baci (welcome) ceremony, night market and watch the silent procession of saffron monks accepting alms at down to get a real taste of the culture.
The Amantaka is an ideal accommodation in Luang Prabang. Located near the peaceful bank of the Mekong and the fabled night market, this luxury hotel offers exceptional services and attention to details. Their sumptuous suites are featuring own private pools, authentic spa treatments, great choice for honeymooners to take the most out of what Luang Prabang has to offer.
For more ideas of what to do in Laos, contact our Laos leisure travel expert. Consider including Vietnam and Cambodia into your honeymoon to explore this enchanting Indochina region.