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Laos Weather in November 2024

Laos Weather in November 2024

By Mike HoUpdated Oct. 23, 2023

Are you planning a trip to Laos in November? Read on to learn more about November weather in Laos, clothes to wear for the weather, and best places to visit in Laos in November.

Laos Weather in November: Overview

Laos Weather in November
  • Temperature range: 21–30°C (69–86°F)
  • Rainfall: 22 mm (1 inch)
  • Rainy days: 4
  • Sunny days: 25

November weather in Laos is sunny and pleasant for traveling and outdoor activities. The temperature is generally warm during the daytime and cool at night, with average daily temperatures ranging from 21°C to 30°C. Rainfall is rare in November. There are about 4 days of rain producing only around 20 mm of the lightest rain. It is one of the busiest months of the peak travel season in Laos.

Laos' Major Cities' Weather in November

City Min. Temp. (ºC) Max. Temp. (ºC) Rainfall (mm)
Luang Prabang 21 32 40
Vientiane 20 30 15
Vang Vieng 17 30 60
Pakse 21 31 33

Luang Prabang: Luang Prabang weather in November is typically warm and sunny. The nighttime temperature falls to around 21°C (70°F), and the daytime temperature reaches 32°C (90°F) on average. Rainfall is expected on 5 days with the showers amounting to a low 40 mm (2 inches) for the month.

Vientiane: November's weather in Vientiane is quite warm during the daytime and mild at night. The temperature in Vientiane ranges from 20°C (68°F) to 30°C (86°F). There are about 2 days of precipitation, bringing only a tiny 15 mm (½ inch) of rain on average.

Vang Vieng: The expected daily temperature range in Vang Vieng is warm to mild in November. Nighttime low temperatures average 17°C (63°F), and daytime highs reach 30°C (86°F) on average. There are about 5 days of rain and about 60 mm (2½ inches) of rainfall.

Pakse: The weather in Pakse is slightly hotter during the daytime and mild at night in November. The low temperature at night averages 21°C (70°F), and the high temperature reaches around 31°C (88°F). Precipitation in Pakse is about 33 mm (1 inch), and you can expect around 5 days with rain in this month.

The Best Places to Visit in Laos in November

Thanks to Laos' cool and sunny weather, November is a good time to explore its numerous caves, Buddhist temples, and historical relics. November is also a good time to experience a local festival (Pha That Luang), which is celebrated with fireworks, drinking, music, and parades around the Buddha statues in many cities. Here are some of the recommended places to visit if you are going to Laos in November.

1. Pha That Luang, Vientiane

Pha That Luang

The capital and usual entry city of Laos, Vientiane, is known for historical and sacred sites, including gorgeous Buddhist temples, pagodas, and quaint buildings. If you are visiting Vientiane for the first time, then sacred Pha That Luang is one you can't miss in Vientiane. With more than 2,500 years of history, the 45-meter-high (150-foot-high) pyramid-like stupa is the landmark of capital. The best time to visit the Great Sacred Stupa is in the late afternoon when you can get a spectacular sunset view which attracts photographers from home and abroad.

2. Royal Palace Museum, Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang is the top tourist destinations in Laos, which is known for its numerous golden temples, historical buildings, and nature parks. The Royal Palace Museum is an attraction you can't miss if you want to learn more about the history and culture of Laos. The Royal Palace used to be the residence of King Sisavang Vong (r. 1904–59) and his family. You can see artifacts and exhibits relating to the royal family in Laos. Among them, Buddha figures, ornamental shrines and royal thrones are the major attractions in the Palace. The Buddha image, the Phra Bang, is said to be the most prized one in Laos. Remember to wear clothes that keep shoulders and knees covered (no shorts) to enter the museum.

3. Mandalao Elephant Sanctuary, Luang Prabang

Mandalao Elephant Sanctuary

The sunny and cool weather makes November a good time to visit Laos' numerous elephant nature parks. If you are visiting Luang Prabang with your kids, then Mandalao Elephant Conservation should be on your list. It is a good chance to keep close interact with these lovely giant animals. Running through the jungles and forests to search for elephants to meet on your own is a fun activity. Your kids can also bathe and feed the elephants in the park too. Elephant riding is not allowed in this park as the park takes pursuing ethical ways to treat animals very seriously.

4. Nam Xay Viewpoint, Vang Vieng

Vang Vieng is often a city that you will stop at if you are going to Luang Prabang from Vientiane. Beautiful landscapes, numerous karst caves, and adventurous hiking routes make Vang Vieng a great destination. For hiking lovers, Nam Xay Viewpoint can be a highlight of a Laos trip. Located on the top of the steep mountain, you can get a spectacular bird's-eye view of natural sights of Vang Vieng. The two motorbikes and a small wooden hut at the viewpoint are symbols of the place, where most people take a picture.

5. Buddha Park, Vientiane

Buddha Park, Vientiane

Buddha Park is a good place to have a rest after days of exploring Laos. There you can see Laos' beautiful gardens and Buddhist culture. There are more than 200 religious statues scattered around the park, where you can take a slow walk. The huge 40-meter-high (130-foot-high) reclining Buddha statue is the symbol of the park. Beside the Buddhist sculptures, there is an amazing Hindu sculpture, which shows the king of Hindu gods riding a three-headed elephant and other sacred Hindu deities.

Crowding and Costs in November

November sees the first month of the peak season in Laos. With the celebration of Pha That Luang festival, there are more tourists in the major attractions in each city, especially at the religious temples and Buddhist stupas. The atmosphere of the festival can make you feel happy and excited, which would drive any discontent with the extra crowding away.

Hotels and tours of Laos increase their prices in November. Many branded hotels book up quickly in this month. So, research early to choose the best time to come and places to stay, and book early to secure deals. Contact us — we can do all the research and booking for your ideal trip.

What to Bring/Wear in November

November is warm and even hot in Laos during the daytime, but warm to mild in the evenings. Pack summer clothes — T-shirts, shorts, light-trousers, caps, sunglasses, and so on — with a light jacket/coat and long trousers for the evenings and early mornings.

There are typically 1–5 days with a little rain in Laos in November, depending on your location. An umbrella or light raincoat will probably not be needed.

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