Embark on a captivating adventure to Laos and discover Buddhist culture and untouched scenery-- washed by the Mekong River, the lifeblood of Southeast Asia. Home to the Golden Buddha, the World Heritage town of Luang Prabang is a sight to behold: the surrounding mountains dotted with pagodas and stupas. The place to stay is La Résidence Phou Vao Hotel
, the luxury spa hotel from the Orient-Express group that's universally adored for its warm hospitality. Set within three hectares of lush gardens on the small hill of Phou Vao (the Hill of Kites) with breathtaking views overlooking Mount Phou Si (Luang Prabang's sacred mountain) and the golden dome of the Vat Chamsi Stupa, La Résidence Phou Vao Hotel has elegant guest rooms designed with local materials. From your own private balcony or terrace, you'll be amazed by the views of the forest canopy and palm-filled valley. The infinity pool affords similar views. Besides the cooking classes, spa services, and divine restaurants on-site, the hotel
can organize cultural immersion experiences so that you can discover the ancient traditions of the people of Laos.