– THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO –
3 days is sufficient to comfortably explore the city and its surrounding activities. If you’d like to include some down time in your hammock or by the pool, 4 days should do the trick.
Cash is king. As with most SE Asian cities, always carry cash as credit cards aren’t widely accepted. You can carry local kip but USD are accepted pretty much everywhere (1$ = 8000 kip).
Language spoken is mainly Lao. Don’t expect to hear much English outside your hotel, though people try to make an effort.
Dress modestly. The Lao are not used to deep cleavages, bare torsos or bikinis so dress appropriately, especially when entering Buddhist temples. Shoulders and knees should be covered for both guys and gals.
Wear flip-flops when you plan on visiting the temples. You’ll be needing to take off your shoes frequently and after the third time of retying your shoes, you’ll get pretty annoyed.
– WHERE TO STAY –
– WHERE TO EAT –
– SUGGESTED EXPERIENCES –
– WHERE TO SHOP –