Laos Travel Guides – Overview
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Vientiane is home to numerous beautiful temples of unique style. As the most “laid back” capital city in Southeast Asia, the town is embraced with non-busy surrounding and the friendliness of the locals. Amidst peaceful environment, both old and new colonial architectural buildings are do...
Laos Travel Guides – History
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For much of its history, Laos has been under the thumb of its neighbors – at various times the Cambodians, Burmese, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Siamese (Thais). The result is that Laos has experienced great difficulty in establishing a national identity.
The earliest inhabitants of Laos were migrant...
Laos Travel Guides – Culture
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Lao PDR used to be called Lane Xang, "The Land of A Million Elephants". It was the name given to the country by King Fa Ngum whuen he reunified the country in 1353 A.D. Lao folk music features the khan, or Lao panpipe, a wind instrument that is devised of a double row of bamboo like reeds fitted int...
Laos Travel Guides – When to go
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Laos has three distinct seasons, all with their advantages and disadvantages. The best time to visit overall is the cool season, between November and February. By November, the rains are usually over, all rivers are navigable and roads are pasable.
The hot season, from March to May is very dry, b...
Laos Travel Guides – Where to go
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This is an impressive former royal capital that makes number of visitors leave their real world behind. Situated in the north of Vientiane, the town is 1,000 feet above sea level and anchored at the junction of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers. The exact year that Luang Prabang was foun...
Laos Travel Guides – What to do
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At first glance, Laos may appear to be nothing more than a mountainous, slow-moving and lightly populated country isolated from many of the changes taking place elsewhere in Southeast Asia. With a strong traditional Buddhist culture, and a noticable French influence, Laos is one of the most intrigui...
Laos Travel Guides – Environment
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Laos has rich vegetation, mainly monsoon forest. Monsoon forest consists of a top canopy of hardwood trees like dipterocarps that can reach 30m high. The middle canopy consists of smaller trees such as teak and Asian rosewood. The undergrowth is bamboo, smaller trees, shrubs and grasses. Tropical pa...
Laos Travel Guides -Transportation
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By Air : There are no intercontinental flights to Vientiane. Most people coming to Laos will come via Bangkok, the nearest International hub. By far the easiest, cheapest, most reliable, frequent and interesting way to get to Laos by air is to use Thai Airways' domestic flight to Udon...
Laos Travel Guides – Facts for the Traveller
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Lao People's Democratic Republic
236,800 sq km
50% Lao Loum (lowland Lao), 30% Lao Theung (lower-mountain dwellers of mostly proto-Malay or Mon-Khmer descent), 10-20% Lao Sung (Hmong or Mien hig...
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