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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 Cultural Attractions

Besides its temples and stupas, Laos’ museums, craft villages and cultural sites also showcase the country’s rich cultural diversity and heritage. Learn more about...

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 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...

City Malls

Laos’ malls are located mainly in Vientiane. Here’s where you can shop in air-conditioned comfort in Vientiane. Vientiane • Vientiane • ASEAN Mall • ITECC Mall • Talat Sao...

Encounters With Wildlife

Laos is home to a sizable population of different animal species including endangered ones. Here are the places to go to see the country’s...

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...

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...

Know Before You Go Laos

Here are some practical and useful travel information and tips to help make your trip to Laos a memorable one. TIME ZONE GMT+7 POWER PLUG • Voltage: 230...

Best Trekking Spots & Trails

Laos has trails and treks that explore ethnic villages, mountains, caves, rivers, waterfalls, jungles, forests, tea plantations and more. Experience the country’s scenic landscapes...

Water Parks

Keep cool and splash around at these water parks which offer something fun for every member of the family. Inpeng Water Park Vientiane Ocean Park Vientiane Vientiane  

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