Laos

Hua Phan Menhirs, Hintang, Houamuang, Xam Nua

Hua Phan Menhirs, Hintang,  ...Hua Phan Menhirs, Hintang, ...

Hua Phan is the main site of Hintang Archaeological Park. 150 menhirs stand on the top of a crest overlooking the jungle.
Nong Kiaow bridge bunker, Luang Prabang Province

Nong Kiaow bridge bunker, L ...Nong Kiaow bridge bunker, L ...

On the eastern bank of the Nam Ou bridge in Nong Kiaow, you can see an abandoned bunker.
Wat Chom Phet temple, Luang Prabang

Wat Chom Phet temple, Luang ...Wat Chom Phet temple, Luang ...

Away from Luang Prabang hurds of tourists, Wat Chom Phet is a lonely abandoned temple, just located on the West bank of the Mekong.
Sakkarin cave, Tham Xieng Maen, Luang Prabang

Sakkarin cave, Tham Xieng M ...Sakkarin cave, Tham Xieng M ...

An unknown 100m deep cave covered with Buddha statues... No lights: a monk will unlock the door and guide you through the cave with a torch... A strange place and a great souvenir!
Wat Dane Soung temple, Houakoua, Vientiane

Wat Dane Soung temple, Houa ...Wat Dane Soung temple, Houa ...

The Dane Soung Plateau is believed to have been an important spiritual centre of ancient Vientiane-Viengkham...
Anti-Aircraft gun, Mount Phu Si, Luang Prabang

Anti-Aircraft gun, Mount Ph ...Anti-Aircraft gun, Mount Ph ...

Just a few meter down the Mount Phu Si hill summit, you can discover the vestige of an anti-aircraft gun. Easy to see, and maybe one of the oddest things to see in Luang Prabang!
Russian tank vestiges, Phonsavan

Russian tank vestiges, PhonsavanRussian tank vestiges, Phonsavan

On the way to the Plain of Jars site 3, you can see the vestiges of a bombed Russian tank, lying a few meters down the road.
French Military cemetery, Vientiane

French Military cemetery, V ...French Military cemetery, V ...

A vestige of a forgotten war...
Ban Naxone megaliths, Houakoua village

Ban Naxone megaliths, Houak ...Ban Naxone megaliths, Houak ...

A lonely place with 6 steles which were discovered in 1995. Many other steles, not found yet, should be remaining in the neighbourhood.
French old ruined hospital, Muang Khoun

French old ruined hospital, ...French old ruined hospital, ...

The vestige of an ancient French hospital...
Phonsavan museum and tourist information

Phonsavan museum and touris ...Phonsavan museum and touris ...

Phonsavanh tourist information desk is also a little museum, dealing with the Plain of jars history and the second Indochina War in Xieng Khouang province.
Wat Long Khun, Xieng Maen, Luang Prabang

Wat Long Khun, Xieng Maen,  ...Wat Long Khun, Xieng Maen, ...

A very well restored Wat on Luang Prabang Mekong opposite bank. Many houses with nice decorations. The Wat is in use, but not really crowded.

Going back up the Mekong river by slow boat...Going back up the Mekong river by slow boat...

A breathtaking boat-trip up the Mekong river...
That Foun Stupa, Muang Khoun, Xieng Khouang

That Foun Stupa, Muang Khou ...That Foun Stupa, Muang Khou ...

A nice walk to a Stupa vestige overlooking the city...
Plain of Jars site 3, Phonsavan, Xieng Khouang

Plain of Jars site 3, Phons ...Plain of Jars site 3, Phons ...

The site 3 is much smaller than the site one, but it is located in a very nice place, surrounded by rice paddies. To get there, you will need to walk and cross a little bridge.
Wat  Piawat - Wat Si Phum, Muang Khoun

Wat  Piawat - Wat Si Phum,  ...Wat Piawat - Wat Si Phum, ...

A large sitting Buddha sitting in the ruins of a destroyed temple...
Pharak Pharam Royal Ballet, Luang Prabang

Pharak Pharam Royal Ballet, ...Pharak Pharam Royal Ballet, ...

A really nice experience if you want to enjoy a traditional Lao Ramayana performance in a nice location: a dependence of the Royal Palace...

Pha Tok Cave, Nong KiaowPha Tok Cave, Nong Kiaow

When you stay in Nong Kiaow, you can make a little tour walk to Pha Tok Cave, an historic cave located in a cliff face...
French colonial architecture tour, Luang Prabang

French colonial architectur ...French colonial architectur ...

Make a tour in History and have a look at Luang Prabang old French-Lao colonial buildings...

Wat Xieng Thong, Luang PrabangWat Xieng Thong, Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang's nicest temple. But not out of the beaten track...
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