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Laos

Country name: Laos People's Democratic Republic

Location: Southeast Asia – Indochina Peninsular

Area: 236,800 sqkm

Natural resources: Timber, gold, hydropower, gypsum, tin, precious stones

Population: 6.5 million people

Capital: Vientiane

National day: 02nd Dec, 1975

Language: Lao and Lao dialects (closely related to Thai), French

Religion: 60 Buddhist, 40 animist and spirit cults

Laos consists of 16 provinces and one city Laos and belongs to Indochina Peninsular of South East Asia with the border with Vietnam in East, Cambodia in South, Thailand in West and Mianma and China in North. This charming country lies on the geo-strategic axis of the lower Mekong River with the area of 236,800 sqkm. Most of the country is mountains and rivers that attract people by natural landscapes. Most of the country is Mountain and highland of ¾ of natural area plus a plain, Laos has a lot of rivers, streams mainly young rivers. River plays the most important role is Mekong with the length of 1785 km flows from North to South of the country.

Laos is also known as the Elephant country or Champa Flower one, Laos is beautiful for people are friendly, honesty and hospitable which leave tourists good impressions of this land. Laos isnot a rich country, however, the peaceful land plus deeply Buddhism religion attracts more and more people come here. Laos is famous for temple vaults, Buddhist Statues, Kings Statues… The most impression of Laos culture in traffic that make everyone to learn and respect is that Laos people travel in order at streets with four or five lanes for car/van without having whistle pressing or push of motorbike or bicycle. 

Agriculture is the main of Laos people. Thanks to Mekong River, the soil is enriched yearly and support for agriculture.

Laos is the member of United Nations and join international Associations: ASEAN, ASDP, PAO, G77, ICAO, IFAD, IMF, UNESCO, WHO, INTERPOL, IOC, TTU. At present, Laos has the diplomatic relations with more than 94 countries in the world.

 

Xieng Khouang Travel information

Xieng Khouang

21:29 | 06/12/2012
Xieng Khouang is a famous destination of Laos with “ Plain of Jars”. Xieng Khouang’s ancient capital was bombarded during Indochina war heavily. Xieng Khouang has six districts Muang Khoune, Muang Phonsavanh, Muang Nong Hai, Muang Kham, Muang Mork and Muang Phou Koud. It is the remote province of Laos and was the part of Ho Chi Minh Trail where troops, supplies and artillery were smuggled from North to South of Vietnam during Indochina War Xieng Khouang is in Northeast and about 400km of Vientiane capital city and the area is 16,850 sqkm...
Vang Vieng Travel information

Vang Vieng

21:28 | 06/12/2012
Vang Vieng town now is the hot spot for tourism in Laos. The province is about 150km to the North of Vientiane along Highway No 13. Vang Vieng is located on Nam Song River or also called Xong River and owns many beautiful natural landscapes. The surrounding covers the picturesque by lime stones and farmlands, caves. It is very easy for you to discover the town on foot for less streets, only market and a bus station and a few temples. Bicycles, motorbikes are always available for your renting to discover outside of the town...
Luang Prabang Travel information

Luang Prabang

21:26 | 06/12/2012
Luang Parabang now is a famous destination of Laos and Indochina. It is located in the northern part of the country. Nam Khan River and Mekong River flow through the city and make Luang Prabang more attractive than for its beauties...
Vientiane Travel information

Vientiane

21:25 | 06/12/2012
Vientiane is the capital of Laos and it is a small city which stretches from North to Eastern bank of a bend in Mekong River. There are three main roads which run parallel with the river with Lane Xang Ave is the largest and widest one join from the President Palace to Northeast around Patuxay, Victory Gate and That Luang Stupa – famous destinations in Vientiane. Vientiane is now a famous tourism city of Laos with most of restaurants, cafes, guesthouses and hotels gather in the main downtown...
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