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Old 02-01-2018, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
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How much holiday time will you have?
Will you spend your entire holiday at the Eco Farm?
Or will you go tour other areas?
How did you first learn about the Eco Farm?
Is this a packaged tour arranged by the Eco Farm?
Or can you go explore the country on your own whenever you want?
What kind of transportation will you have?

If you plan to explore some of the rural or less traveled areas, keep in mind that the countryside contains many hidden explosives. During the Vietnam War, nearly 2 million tons of bombs, cluster bombs were dropped on Laos. Many remain buried and unexploded. Many land mines are still found on Laos. Many of these explode when discovered by farmers, children and villagers, killing or maiming them. Laos is considered one of the most heavily bombed countries in the world.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unexploded_ordnance#Laos

That doesn't mean no place is safe in Laos. Laos is an interesting country, but you should use common sense when thinking about exploring the countryside on your own.

On the downside, for people who have never been to Laos before, it can get pretty boring after a while. As mentioned by others, language can be a problem when speaking with locals in non-touristed areas. Language in Laos is similar to, but not quite the same as Thai. It's not unusual to catch a ride on cheap buses, crammed with boxes and people transporting live poultry and other farm animals. It's also not unusual to go to fresh market places and see kids peeing near the produce.

If you're looking for more variety, with less hassle during your holiday, then you should consider visiting Thailand. There's a lot of interesting things to see and do there, and you won't always feel like you're in some remote part of the universe. Thailand is a mix of old and new. Plenty of modern things you'll recognize, but plenty of dazzling historical structures as well. Just exploring Bangkok can take quite a bit of time, and still not see it all. Transportation is very crowded and busy, especially in the larger cities, but can get you to wherever you want to go. It's not terribly far to get to beaches in Thailand (Laos has no beaches), or travel to the hilly mountainous North like Chiang Mai.
I need to complete one and half month go through in laos nation with all place
Ventiane
Patuxai
Pha That Luang
Buddha Park
Wat Hosian Voravihane or the Wat Xieng Thong
Namkhan Eco Farm
Numerous more place now I am looking.
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Old 02-02-2018, 02:36 AM
 
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I am flying to UdonThani next month, and will go 35 miles north, to Hong Khai, about 25 miles from Vientiane....I will stash on the Thai side of the River. A very high percentage of foreign tourists are simply going g there for visa business at the Thai Embassy...it supports a big part of the Vientiane tourist business. Sanitation is quite poor. There is good French bread and coke for starters...then some grilled chicken...the country is landlocked...food is somewhat more than Thailand..Lao Beer is cheap and good.

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Old 02-02-2018, 07:04 AM
 
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Not only Namkhan Eco farm, Laos is an extremely little nation where you can discover social legacy (eg Luang Prabang), nature (eg Tat Kuang Si Falls or characteristic stores) and beautiful minorities

Ventiane
tree-fixed earth streets finish with quiet sanctuaries and loose occupants.
In the core of Ventiane you will discover Patuxai
At that point something religious as Pha That Luang
25 km from Ventiane there is a Buddha Park which is extremely captivating

At that point you can go to Luang Prabang which is astonishing

Luang Prabang is in the Unesco World Heritage List.
Luang Prabang is an extraordinary case of a compositional gathering worked throughout the hundreds of years consolidating advanced engineering of religious structures, vernacular developments and pioneer structures.
Here you can discover the Wat Hosian Voravihane or the Wat Xieng Thong
On Phuo Si Hill the sleeping buddha
Near Luang Prabang there are the Kuang Si Falls which are really relaxing.

Mind your language and please don,t said me spammer.
LOL, for one that needs travel advice about SE Asia you sure know alot about it. Almost like you are trying to sell us something...
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Old 02-02-2018, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Crappyville,PA
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I would say Sri Lanka. Prices are cheap, people are very friendly, food is tasty. Hikkaduwa is an excellent beach town, and Galle is a beautiful city.
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Old 02-03-2018, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Sydney Australia
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Yep, too dangerous in Laos. Better you go to Borneo and enjoy Sabah and Sarawak.
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Old 02-03-2018, 06:20 PM
 
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Old 02-04-2018, 02:05 AM
 
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Old 02-09-2018, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Sydney Australia
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Where in laos is dangerous?
Read NightBazzar's post.
But I was also being a bit sarcastic as, as others have noted, it seems likely that the OP had an agenda.
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Old 03-04-2018, 06:09 AM
 
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Thailand all the way ! great and cheap food, beautiful places, nice people, ...

I can talk about Bangkok for a while, but maybe you're not interested in the big city life. Thailand has a lot to offer: countryside, some of the most beautiful islands on this earth, Bangkok, culture, etc.

You will enjoy life to the fullest there
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