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Laos

Land of a Million Elephants

About Laos

Travellers will discover the true meaning of “Lao PDR” once they experience the laid-back lifestyle that this beautiful country offers; Lao – Please Don’t Rush.

Laos is often overshadowed by its more popular neighbours. But this landlocked territory with unlimited waterways, dense forests, stone megaliths, extensive limestone cave systems, Khmer Hindu temple complexes and arguably the most laid-back people in Southeast Asia has so much to offer that it is rapidly becoming a prime destination for those seeking true off-the-beaten path experiences.

Laotians have had a Japanese occupation, Frech colonization, decades of regional conflicts caught in the middle of the two Indochina wars and a storm of U.S. bombs on their soil during the Vietnam War. Since 1989 when the country opened its doors to visitors Laos has become a worthy travel spot, yet tourist crowds are not as common as in neighbouring countries.

Lao people are surprisingly diverse. Over 140 different ethnic groups live within Laotian borders, including hill tribes in the highlands and a variety of ancient inhabitants of the lowland river valleys. The country still shows traits of the French influence during the colonial era, expressed in its architecture and cuisine.

Landscapes in rural Laos are some of the best in Southeast Asia; limestone cliffs, green extensive plains, dense jungles and the mighty Mekong River flowing from north to south creating the most unique waterfalls and white-water rapids for adrenaline junkies.

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Champasak Destination

Champasak – Laos

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Phonsavan Destination

Phonsavan – Laos

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Nong Khiaw Destination

Nong Khiaw – Laos

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Luang Prabang Destination

Luang Prabang

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Vientiane Destination

Vientiane – Laos

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Vang Vieng Destination

Vang Vieng – Laos

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Si Phan Don Destination

Si Phan Don – Laos

Capital: Vientiane
Currency: Kip (LAK)
Official Languages: Lao, Hmong, Khmu.
Religion: Buddhism (official)
Population: ‎6,803,699 (2014)