If you're looking for a throwback to the laid-back and unhurried Laos, this is your answer.
Nong Khiaw is a beautiful rustic little town on the bank of the Ou River, nestled in the Luang Prabang Province of Northern Laos. Tour boats and kayaks frequently traverse the river. Nearby, narrow footpaths wind through the jungle and ascend steep limestone cliffs for expansive views. Tham Pha Thok is a series of limestone caves that served as a shelter during the Second Indochina War. Small villages dot the nearby forested mountains and rice fields.