In long term they d make you feel boring. You may know that many laotians said that they must find things in vietnam to spend their money on because in laos there s none.
I know cambodia has angkok wat which looks amazing to visit but not sure about what laos has to see.
Laos or cambodia. Laos is more the chill out off the usual beaten path kind of vibe. It is really worth to visit luang prabang for 2 or 3 days. Cambodia or laos are interesting places too but i think it s for short term.
You ll encounter everything from vietnam s friendly locals to its history the jungle strewn and awe inspiring ruins of cambodia to the sleepy traditions and colonial charm of laos. Both nations being two of the poorest countries in the world have lower prices due to overall poor economies low wages and low costs of living. Both of them are amazing places to visit laos is such a differnent.
During my rtw travels next year after spending some time in vietnam i would like to go see either cambodia or laos for 2 3 weeks. They are cheaper in price for generally everything in the tourism industry compared to their southeast asian neighbors. Laos and cambodia are similar in price.
For 300 years lan xang had influence reaching into present day cambodia and thailand as well as over all of what is now laos. At the heart of the indochinese peninsula laos is bordered by myanmar and china to the northwest vietnam to the east cambodia to the southeast and thailand to the west and southwest. Laos is a very pleasant country to travel and despite not having angkor wat it also has a big tourist attraction luang prabang.
Vietnam wobbles a little bit and counters with a lower price for air conditioned accommodation and the cheapest beer in southeast asia a deadly combination. One key stop is hue the former capital of vietnam where you will find its very own forbidden city once home to vietnam s emperor and his court. You certainly wont have time to sensibly visit more than one of these countries.
Cambodia however has angkor wat which is one of the great historical places on earth was the world s biggest city a thousand years ago and it would be a shame to not see it when in se asia. South paw cambodia boasts cheaper beach side accommodation while laos budget accommodation cold water showers and fan rooms leaves vietnam battered and bruised. For a 2 week trip laos or cambodia is a good bet but as above i would recommend laos as it is still less travelled than cambodia and vietnam especially off the standard vientiane vang vieng luang prabang route.
Luang prabang is a unesco heritage and a town with a very peculiar architecture mixing french colonialism with eastern asian. Modern day laos has its roots in the ancient lao kingdom of lan xang established in the 14th century under king fa ngum.