Laos Featured on Travel + Leisure’s 50 Best Places to Travel in 2018

Laos Featured on Time and Leisure's 50 Best Places to Travel in 2018
Laos Featured on Time and Leisure's 50 Best Places to Travel in 2018

Luang Prabang has done it again by landing on top travel magazine, Travel + Leisure‘s ‘The 50 Best Places to Travel in 2018.” This UNESCO World Heritage Site lives up to its name by making an appearance on this list, serendipitously coinciding with the country’s official state sanctioned tourism campaign this year.

Here is Kate Springer’s description of beautiful Luang Prabang:

“Landlocked Laos might be quieter than Southeast Asian neighbors like Vietnam and Thailand, but 2018 could transform the country into the region’s next hot spot. Wattay International Airport, in the capital of Vientiane, is set to complete a terminal expansion to accommodate more international links next year, but the biggest changes are foot in the UNESCO World Heritage–inscribed town of Luang Prabang, in central Laos. This serene riverside spot lures travelers to its golden Buddhist temples, French-colonial architecture, hiking trails, nearby elephant sanctuaries — and now, glamorous new digs. Last year, the design-forward Azerai opened inside a century-old French-colonial building that was formerly an officer’s quarters. The debut concept from Aman Resorts founder Adrian Zecha has airy, light wood interiors that nod to local culture in their use of batik textiles and Laotian artwork. There’s also an 80-foot swimming pool in a tree-shaded central courtyard. The upcoming Rosewood Luang Prabang aims to be a destination in itself. Opening in mid 2018, this highly anticipated resort will feature pavilion-style villas, luxury tents, and a spa that seems to float above the jungle.”

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