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Laos, officially the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, is Southeast Asia’s only land-locked country.

A French colony until 1953, Laos is largely mountainous, with the most fertile land found along the Mekong plains. It is intersected by a multitude of rivers and streams, the most important of which is the mighty Mekong River.

It is also known as “The Land of a Million Elephants” (a translation from its historic nickname of “Lane Xang”), though its elephant population is fast dwindling.

Popular Shopping Markets

Laos’ markets are the best places to shop for a wide range of locally made items. Make a beeline for these bustling markets and...

Popular Waterfalls & Nature Spots

Nature lovers will be impressed with Laos’ majestic waterfalls, mountains and parks. Enjoy the country’s natural beauty at these places. Ba Chiang District • Tad Pha...

Hot Air Balloon Ride

Follow the winds and take in the spectacular views of Laos’ landscape from a hot air balloon. Catch a hot air balloon flight from...

Popular Sites For Bird-Watching

Laos is home to over 700 recorded bird species, with new species added to the list almost monthly, making it a very exciting birding...

Popular Cycling Routes Under 100km

Laos offers two-wheeled adventures for every type of cyclist. Here are some routes which you can complete in one day. Kasi to Vang Vieng Kiu Ka...

Popular Zipline Spots

Enjoy an adrenaline rush as you zip through trees in the jungles and forests of Laos. Soar through the air at these zipline spots. Green...

Laotian Souvenirs

You’ll find a wide range of handmade products, many of which are produced by Laos’ ethnic tribes. Here are some of the best locally...

Popular Rock Climbing Areas

Rock climbers will enjoy scaling Laos’ awesome limestone karsts. Here are some of the country’s best climbing spots. Luang Prabang • Eagle Wall (Pak Ou) • Gecko...

Must-Visit Temples/Stupas

Laos has hundreds of Buddhist temples or wats that are also home to monks, novices and nuns. Here are some of the country’s most...

Popular Kayaking Spots

Enjoy scenic views of Laos’ landscapes and riverside villages while paddling on its rivers. These are some of the most popular spots for kayaking. Don...

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