Truly a hidden gem nestled away in Southeast Asia – Laos is a place to be if you wish to be beguiled by nature. From mesmerizing limestone mountains to dense forest to magical waterfalls and pristine rivers – Visiting Laos feels like visiting heaven – only you know for sure it’s real, and you can travel there on a budget. Apart from the breathtaking views that it offers, Laos also has ancient temples and monuments and a very rich heritage. Their lip-smacking local cuisine has the best of Thai and Indian influences.
If you plan to visit Laos, here are three places you just cannot miss!
How do you feel about partying in a river while you are in a tube sailing down? If this sounds exciting to you – then Vang Vieng in Laos is the place for you!
The place was once a popular destination for people who liked partying the wild way! The major attraction of this place is tubing in the Nam Song River – where you can enjoy lush green jungle scenery while you sip on your beer. While in Vang Vieng, you can also visit Than Phu Cave, famous for its lagoons and a Buddha statue made out of Bronze.
Picture this -you are sitting in a beautiful European-style cafe enjoying mouth-watering coffee and cookies while you soak in the view of the river. Or you can go on a beautiful trek to a waterfall and taking a deep in naturally formed deep pools, and if this sounds like a dream, then visiting Luang Prabang should be on your bucket list. This town is a UNESCO WORLD Heritage Site because of its beauty.
Want to live in a treehouse and travel around the place like a Gibbon? Then you must pay a visit to Huay Xai. Famous for its Bokeo Nature Reserve. Another attraction is the Mekong River cruise that has some spectacular views.
For travelers who are looking for something more than the usual touristy destinations, Beirut is an interesting place to explore. Situated in the Mediterranean Sea and a beautiful mountainous backdrop, the pulsating city will entice you with its glorious history, interesting museums, chic nightlife, and delectable food. The Beirut restaurants do not limit their cuisines to Lebanese but also offer international cuisines. It’s something you should definitely try while you are in the city.
Em Sherif Restaurant
This is a wonderful Lebanese restaurant you should try in Beirut. You will be treated to a luxurious dining experience that you must try at least once in your lifetime. The interiors are rich and the tableware is excellent. The staff is courteous and there are soothing Arabian songs playing in the background. The food is made to perfection with no compromise on quality. And the menu with its unlimited option will let you dine till you can eat no more. It is situated at Rue Victor Hugo and serves Lebanese, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern cuisines.
When you are in Beirut and craving seafood, Babel Bay is the place to be. They are well known for their seafood dishes and their unique flavors. The restaurant is located at Beirut Marina, Zaitunay Bay, and is well known for its impeccable services. From the moment you enter the restaurant, the staff will pamper you with their services. Their seafood, Lebanese, and Middle Eastern cuisines will have you licking your plate clean. However, we suggest you do not lick the plate.
An authentic Lebanese restaurant, this place in Beirut is a haven for foodies. It is also a place that encourages cooks and farmers from all over the country to share their own cooking recipes and traditions. What sets this restaurant apart is their food that is farm fresh. The food is then displayed in a buffet fashion every afternoon. The restaurant is situated at 12 Rue Naher, Armenia Street. The food will make you come back for more, but be sure not to come back on a Sunday because that is when they are closed.