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An experience we will never forget
March 24, 2012

HELLO LAOS!

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Laos, the ancient kingdom of “Millions of Elephants” draws worldwide attention mainly for its awe-inspiring nature with rugged mountains, impressive waterfalls and mighty Mekong River. Little known but enchanting, the sparsely populated Laos offers a chance to get immersed in its authentic natural and cultural settings. Wandering around the quirky capital of Vientiane, blending in romantic ambiance of royal town Luang Prabang and travelling through lush tropical forests with a Laos ethnic homestay promises an incredible adventure experience you can not find anywhere else.
 

Laos currency

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The national currency of Laos is the Kip (LAK). While for many years, there were no ATMs, now you can easily find in big cities.
No problem to exchange American Express travelers checks at banks in Vientiane or Luang Prabang.

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Geography

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Laos is a landlocked country surrounded by no fewer than five countries: China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar. Its area covers 236,800 km ² and its length reaches 1000 km.

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Climate & best time to visit

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Like South Vietnam, Laos is subject to tropical and subtropical climate with two main seasons...

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Laos architecture

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Laotian or Laos architecture has a long and glorious development history with strong attachment to Buddhism and animism.

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Laos ethnic groups

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The Lao Government has officially recognized 49 ethnic minorities. But traditionally, Laos people are divided into three groups according to the altitude at which they live. However, you can find some ethnic groups living together on many levels.

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Laos religions

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Buddhism: The religion of the majority and almost official of Laos is Theravada Buddhism, also known as "Little Vehicle" or Hinayana, for nearly 67% of the population. This religion ...

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Laos festivals

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Laos is the land of festivals as you will be surprised with the number of all national and regional festivals in the country. Laotian Festivals are usually based on Theravada Buddhism.

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Lao cuisine

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Lao (or Laotian) cuisine is very different from that of other Southeast Asian countries. Despite bearing influences from the Thai, Cambodia and French cuisine, Lao food retains its pure and...

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