Laos has 47 minorities of different cultures.
Laos has no coast like Vietnam or Thailand, but the Mekong river and its tributaries can be used for hydropower, mountains, jungles, valleys, caves, fresh air, wind, sunlight and wild animals are available for all visitors. To date more than 20 forest areas of more than three hundred thousand hectares have been preserved.
So to have nature tours in Laos, we have many types of touring such as ; boating, visit the caves and listening to the birds singing. Tours could be prepared to see the boats rowing along the Mekong and its tributaries, wild animals in Nakai, Nam Nga in Bokeao, walking in the forests and seeing the view of Phoukhaokhouay mount in Vientiane province. Waterfalls are located in various provinces such as Tad Kouang xi, in Luangphrabang Tad-leuk in Bolikhamsay province, Tad-ham in Sayabouly and Tad-lo in salavan.
Spring waters are available in Muongkham district, Xieng-khouang province, khamkeut in Bolikhamxai province and Phouphamane mount along the road No.8A in Bolikhamxai. Caves include Thamchang cave in Vangvieng, caves in Khammouane ans historical caves in Viengxai and Houaphan provinces.
For boats rowing to see views of Mekong river, even though the Mekong is not straight for 4,500 km. pass through many countries but the Mekong in Laos is the longest one than in other Mekong river countries. The best section is between Bokea and Luangphrabang. Natural sites in Laos include rivers, cascades and mountains, in the south, there are many islands; one of the famous water visiting site is called “Mahanathi-Siphandone” and very high waterfall called “Khonephapheng” where dolphins can be preserved.
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