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Vientiane, Capital of Laos, PDR

Laos, Thailand’s Eastern neighbour offers a number of fulfilling travelling destinations. With a number of new bridges spanning the mighty Mekong and cheaper flights from Bangkok to the old Laos capital of Luang Prabang, a trip to Laos has never been easier.

InformationLaos
Capital and largest city:Vientiane
Currency:Kip (LAK)
Time Zone:(UTC+7)
Calling Code:+856
Internet TLD:.la
Languages:The official language is Lao, French, English, various ethnic languages: Hmong, Khmur
Highest Point:Phou Bia 2,819 metres
Administrative divisions:17 provinces and one prefecture
Ethnic Groups:Lao 8%, Lao Theung, Lao Soung (including the Hmong and the Yao), Ethnic Vietnamese constitutes
Religions:Buddhist 66.8%, Christian, and other
Border with:Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and China

Laos, officially known as the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), is a country in Southeast Asia. Laos traces its history to the kingdom of Lan Xang, which existed from the 14th to the 18th century when it split into three separate kingdoms.

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Laos major tourist destinations, Things to Do in Laos, Places to visit, Attractions: history, culture, nature, Travel Information Guide

Laos

A mountainous and landlocked country, Laos shares borders with Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to the south, Thailand to the west, and Myanmar (Burma) and China to the north. The key attraction of Laos is its undoubted status as the least westernised, the most relaxed and thereby the most authentic of all Indochinese nations.

 

Laos has a rich history stretching back 10,000 years. Luang Prabang and Wat Phu are both UNESCO World Heritage sites, with the Plain of Jars expected to join them once more work to clear UXO has been completed.

Vientiane the capital and largest city of Laos

Vientiane the capital and largest city of Laos

The Lao capital of Vientiane sits on the northern bank of the Mekong River facing across to the even sleepier Thai … Vientiane

Town of Luang Prabang, an outstanding example of the fusion of traditional architecture, Laos

Luang Prabang, outstanding example traditional architecture

Luang Prabang is the former capital of Laos located in north central of the country … Luang Prabang

Champasak Province, Laos

Champasak Province in southwestern Laos

Champasak lies in the western bank of the slow-flowing Mekong River, southwestern Laos. It is one of the 3 … Champasak

Provinces of Laos

Provinces of Laos

Provinces of Laos, geography and location, list of areas in Laos … Provinces of Laos

Districts and district-level towns in Laos

Districts and district-level Towns in Laos

Districts and district-level towns in Laos, map and distance, the Laosese names … Districts and district-level Towns in Laos

Laos

Landlocked and laid-back, it’s a unique spin on the Southeast Asia experience. Here Buddhism permeates every facet of life, change comes slowly, and cities bed down early. The Lao wilderness is drawing travellers looking for nature, adventure or both.

 

Kayaking, rafting, rock-climbing and biking are all available, but it’s the community-based trekking that is most popular. Laos has become popular with tourists for its relaxed style of living and for retaining elements of the "original Asia" lost elsewhere. The official tourism slogan is "Simply Beautiful".

Laos Golf Courses, Golf Clubs

Laos Golf Courses, Golf Clubs

18 hole Golf Courses and Clubhouse, Golf facilities, Golf Course Design, photo galleries … Laos Golf Courses

Plain of Jars

Plain of Jars a megalithic archaeological landscape

Considered the most distinctive of all the attractions of the country, consists of thousands of stone jars scattered, remain a mysterious ancient sight …

Vang Vieng

Vang Vieng

A riverside tourist town lies on the Nam Song River, encompassed by the karst hill landscapes, has become a backpacker destination …

Bokeo Nature Reserve

Bokeo Nature Reserve

This protected area in northwestern Laos, was created to protect its population of the black-cheeked gibbon that inhabits tropical evergreen …

Nong Khiaw Attractions

Nong Khiaw

With cycling and walking routes around the village this place became famous for tourists. Mountain-climbing opportunities are also available for nature lovers …

Muang Ngoi Neua

Muang Ngoi Neua

Located in Louang Phrabang Province, a small riverside Lao village with mountains, forests, valleys for experience life, amazing treks and walks …

The Mekong River

The Mekong River

The 7th-longest river in Asia, it is a most popular things to do in Laos, a magnificent scenery and serene life with unique boat cruises …

Vieng Xai

Vieng Xai

The City of Victory, a small town in Hua Phan Province with an important history, also known as Vieng Sai, an extensive network of caves …

Si Phan Don

Si Phan Don, the 4000 islands a riverine archipelago

Si Phan Don is characterised by numerous islands in the Mekong River, in the Southern Laos in Champasak province, Don (Island) Khong is the biggest …

Luang Namtha

Luang Namtha

Located in northern part of the country, it is the capital of Luang Namtha Province and the largest settlement in northwest Laos …