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Laos officially called the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, is a socialist landlocked state in South Eastern Asia.
Between the 14 th and 18 th centuries Laos became an economic hub for trade, due to its position in the centre of South Eastern Asia.
The capital of Laos is Vientiane, located on the Mekong River in Northern Laos. A popular tourist destination is the old capital of Luang Prabang. Luang Prabang lies in the valley where the Mekong and the Nam Khan rivers meet. It is known for the bountiful of Buddhist temples and Luang Prabang inscribed as a World Heritage Site in 1995.
Currently the population of Laos is approximately 7.2 million people (August 2020). Most people live in the valleys along the Mekong River.
Laos Additional Info
Laos is a highly multilingual country with the inhabitants speaking 86 different languages. The language Lao is the official language and is spoken by slightly more than half of the population.
The tourism sector has more than doubled from tourists visiting Laos in 1990. The cities of Luang Prabang and Vet Phou are both UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Laos is the least developed country in the South Eastern Asian region. Often it is referred to as ‘The Land of a Million Elephants’ and offers an untouched and unspoiled glimpse into the olden day life in those regions. Laos offers various landscapes, from thick jungle and lush floodplains through to dramatically rugged mountains and cave networks.
Laos’s serene blend of forested mountains, limestone karsts and riverfront towns, keeps nature lovers returning back again more and more.
Laos has stylish, elegant cities such as Vientiane and Luang Prabang, which combine French colonial architecture, stunning Buddhist temples and a laid back atmosphere far removed from other Asian cities.
Places of Interest
Kuang Si Caves & Waterfalls
Wat Si Saket Temple
Wat Phra Keo Temple also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha
Kong Lor Caves
Wat Phu Khmer temple
Luang Prabang Temples
Vientiane Morning Market
Tham Kong Lo Cave
Many more highlights to enjoy and experience. Contact us for a customized or guided holiday