In an effort to interconnect Laos with its neighbor countries we continue our process of expansion by adding international flights from Vietnam and Cambodia operated by Vietnam Airlines and Cambodia Angkor Air, and from Thailand with AirAsia. This move follows our previous announcement of international routes between Vietnam and Cambodia by air and by road.
Cambodia Angkor Air recently launched the international route Phnom Penh to Vientiane (baolau.com/s/Phnom-Penh/Vientiane), adding to the existing routes of Vietnam Airlines connecting Vientiane with Hanoi (baolau.com/s/Hanoi/Vientiane) and Ho Chi Minh (baolau.com/s/Ho-Chi-Minh/Vientiane) code-shared with Lao Airlines.
Vientiane is the capital and largest city of Laos, situated on the banks of the Mekong River near the southern border with Thailand. The city contains important temples and monuments such as the Pha That Luang, a gold-covered Buddhist stupa, the most important national cultural symbol and very popular among tourists.
Luang Prabang was the ancient capital of the former Kingdom of Laos. The old town centre is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, thanks to its numerous Buddhist temples and monasteries. It is also an outstanding example of the fusion between traditional Lao wooden houses and European architecture, reminiscence of its past as a French colony.
The small city has both historical and natural sites. Some favourite side trips for tourists in Luang Prabang include the Kuang Si Falls, the Tat Sae Waterfalls and Pak Ou Caves.
With the integration of international flights operated by Vietnam Airlines, Cambodia Angkor Air and AirAsia we bring Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand closer to Laos.