Southeast Asia and Japan / Laos
Laos
City of Sandalwood Buddha Park
Southeast Asia and Japan / Laos
Laos
Luang Prabang Market
Southeast Asia and Japan / Laos
Laos
Pak Ou Cave
Southeast Asia and Japan / Laos
Laos
Wat Xieng Thong Temple, Luang Prabang
Southeast Asia and Japan / Laos
Laos
Kuang Si Waterfall, Luang Prabang

Laos

Laos, the Land of Million Elephants, is one of the most fascinating countries in Indochina. It shares borders with Myanmar, China, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand and it remains very rural. It only reopened to tourism in 1988 after several decades of isolation that followed a civil war and a Communist regime. Today Laos is a one-party Socialist republic that welcomes tourism and luckily for us, we can enjoy its many cultures, beautiful architecture with a mix of Laotian and French influences and Buddhist temples.

Forty percent of the population is formed by Mon-Khmer groups, the Hmong and other hilltribes who live in the foothills and mountains throughout the country.

Vientiane, the capital, has a population of only 500,000 people, making it very easy to visit its famous temples and appreciate its hospitality and fun-loving people.

The city of Luang Prabang, once the capital of Laos, is situated on the Mekong River. It has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its magnificent temples. Luang Prabang was home to the royal family until 1975, making it very rich in history, architecture and culture.

 

 

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