Vientiane is one of the most spectacular places on earth to visit. With incredible history and culture, as well as lush green forest areas, this is truly a once-in-a-lifetime place to visit.
One of the things that people love to do when they visit the city in Laos is to do some trekking around the area on foot. This is a fantastic destination to find great places for a long walk about. Not only is this central part of the city ideal for this kind of activity but Phou Khao Khounay National Park, which is in close proximity to the city, affords additional opportunities to enjoy a few days or weeks hiking through the beautiful country of Laos.
In the city itself you are provided many opportunities to get to destinations by walking. The warm temperatures of Laos afford you the opportunity to be able to enjoy a comfortable walk to any place you would like to go and they are great things to see and visit as you are on your journey.
On the border between Laos and Thailand is the Mekong River, which affords you great opportunities to walk along the riverfront or enjoy the forest areas that surround it. No matter which side of the border you are on, there are great places to see and enjoy as you are trekking about.
A visit to the National Park gives you some of the most spectacular scenery one can imagine while you enjoy your excursion. With spectacular waterfalls, rivers, exotic plants and animals, and impressive trails there are many places where you can find things you simply will not see anywhere else on the planet. The wildlife you will encounter can be truly mesmerizing but some require that you are on your guard at all times as they can be quite dangerous.
This was a land that was made for a guy or gal who’s got nothing but a backpack, a pair of boots, some shorts and a T-shirt. Even if you are staying in one of the local hotels you will find the opportunities to trek about to be something you simply can’t miss out on. So let the adventure begin.