34 minutes ago
1228: laos 🇱🇦 by @josiahwg
one of south east asia's most beautiful and lesser known countries, an amazing buddhist land of mountains, mist and natural beauty, laos may not be on your bucketlist or regularly in your instagram feed but hopefully an image like this will inspire you to visit 😊
truth be told i haven't visited yet but have been desperate to visit since i started researching. laos is defined by buddhism and nature, fascinating when you consider that over 2 million tonnes of bombs were dropped on the country during the vietnam war, and its one of the few remaining communist states in the world.
vang vieng is the celebrated adventure capital, shifting its old reputation as a rave fuelled riverside party place, to one of exploration and enjoyment of thrill seeking endeavours. the choice of food, accommodation and experiences is vast - the famous caves at tham nam, tham jang and tham phu kham all must do's.
but with a short caption like this you really can't do justice to a country with so much nature to share. hopefully many more pictures of this quality will emerge to tell the story of such a beautiful place, so big shout to @josiahwg
for his work capturing the place and if anyone has been and wants to recommend places in laos please do! 😊