Trekity is a
daily newsletter
for women who love travel.
Sign up today to get travel ideas and inspirations right in your inbox daily!

Luang Prabang: Travel Along the Mekong River; Laos

Sit back and watch the landscape slowly drift by.  Stand at the rail as the boat approaches deep caves and steep cliffs.  Mosey over to your table to dine on a meticulously prepared dinner.  Retire to your comfortable bed when the fatigued sets in.

If the above description sounds like an ideal vacation day then you might just be interested in taking a cruise along the Mekong River.Continue

Travel Into the Caves of Vieng Xai; Laos

Entering the caves, you have plenty of space to explore. You can walk freely from room to room. You can choose to leave while it’s still light out.

You don’t have to share the subterranean shelter with 23,000 of your closest friends.

But it wasn’t always this way. Continue

From Past to Present; Luang Prabang, Laos

Set amongst a dramatic Lao landscape, Luang Prabang is an essential trip for visitors exploring the landlocked Asian nation.  The region serves to showcase the integration of Laos’ past and present, blending ancient traditions with modern culture.

Luang Prabang Travel

Bordering the Mekong River, Luang Prabang served as the capital city of the Lan Xang Kingdom until the 16th century when the seat of power was moved to Vientiane, Laos’ current capital.

The largely Buddhist city is well represented as such with a slew of temples and monasteries.  In addition to its religious history, Luang Prabang’s monarchical roots have blessed the city with a modern palace and an impressive collection of treasures.Continue

Wat Sisaket; Vientiane, Laos

In the city of Vientiane, historic sites are hard to come by.  The modern metropolis has been unable to avoid destruction and development.  Where museums serve to educate visitors, they don’t always paint an accurate picture of the past.

Luckily for Laos’ capital city, there is Wat SisaketContinue

Ruins of the Khmer Empire; Vat Phou, Laos

Towards Laos’ southern tip, away from the congestion of populated cities, lies the ruins of Vat Phou.  A site of both historic and religious importance, the region offers visitors a glimpse into a nation’s past.

As the natural landscape gradually reclaims Vat Phou, the site is a synthesis of field and stone, of forest and structure.Continue