Our guided cycling tours let you discover and experience the wonderful country of Laos at your own pace. Explore the Tad Moun waterfall, enjoy stunning views. Our bike trips will help you to explore this landlocked country of northeast-central mainland Southeast Asia. It consists of an irregularly round portion in the north that narrows into a peninsula-like region stretching to the southeast. Vientiane is the capital and largest city of Laos, on the banks of the Mekong River near the border with Thailand. Vientiane became the capital in 1563 due to fears of a Burmese invasion, but later looted then razed to the ground in 1827 by the Siamese-Thai Vientiane administrative capital during French rule and, due to economic growth in recent times, is now the financial center of Laos. The city had a population of 8400,000 as of the 2020 Census. The name of the city is derived from Pali, the liturgical language of Theravada Buddhism. Although the original meaning of the city's name is "city of sandalwood", as shown by ancient Lao inscriptions, the name Vientiane's name is ambiguous in modern Lao. Vientiane is the home of the most significant national monument in Laos: That Luang, a known symbol of Laos and an icon of Buddhism in Laos. Other important Buddhist temples in Laos can be found there, such as Haw Phra Kaew, which formerly housed the Emerald Buddha.
The center of Luang Prabang city consists of four main roads and its location on a peninsula at the confluence of the Nam Khan and Mekong River. Luang Prabang is well known for its numerous Buddhist temples and monasteries. Every morning, hundreds of monks from the various monasteries walk through the streets collecting alms. One of the city's major landmarks is Mount Phou Si; a large steep hill that, despite the city's constrained scale, is 150 meters high; a steep staircase leads to Wat Chom Si shrine overlook of the town and the rivers. The town was formerly the capital of a kingdom of the same name. The ancient name had also known as Xieng Thong. It was the royal capital and seat of government of the Kingdom of Laos until the Pathet Lao takeover in 1975. The city is part of the Luang Prabang District of Luang Prabang Province and is the capital and administrative center of the province. It lies approximately 300 km north of the capital Vientiane. Currently, the population of the city as a whole is roughly 56,000 inhabitants, with the UNESCO protected site being inhabited by around 24,000