Guide to Laos
Laos which official name is Lao People's Democratic Republic or Laos, is a country from Asia located at the Southeastern Asia, northeast of Thailand, west of Vietnam. Laos with 5,083 km sq km, limits with: Burma 235 km, Cambodia 541 km, China 423 km, Thailand 1,754 km, Vietnam 2,130 km; and is divided in 15 provinces . Laos's capital is Vientiane which is the most populated city with about 196,644 inhabitants.
History of Laos
Laos's government is Communist state; a Republic with a Power constitutionally linked to a single political movement government type, with President Choummaly Sayasone as head of state and Prime Minister Bouasone Bouphavanh as head of government.
Other symbols of Laos are Lao or Laotian anthem "Pheng Xat Lao (Hymn of the Lao People) Lao or Laotian flag.Lao or Laotian flag is composed by three horizontal bands of red (top), blue (double width), and red with a large white disk centered in the blue band .
Laos's history is quite long: Modern-day Laos has its roots in the ancient Lao kingdom of Lan Xang, established in the 14th Century under King FA NGUM. For three hundred years Lan Xang included large parts of present-day Cambodia and Thailand, as well as all of what is now Laos. After
Laos has an area of 236,800Km ,with a coastline of 0, this great area is composed by 230,800 sq km of land and 6,000 sq km of water. Lao or Laotian geography is known by it's mostly rugged mountains and some plains and plateaus . This makes Lao or Laotian's land specially proclive to floods, droughts.
Guide to travel to Laos
If you are thinking on traveling to Laos, you will have to take in consideration some points like Laos's currency, Laos's weather, Laos's national holiday and Laos's transports.
The first thing you need to know for your travels abroad is country's currency. Laos`s currency is called new kip ( KN), which is divided in 100 at
Laos's weather is characterized to be tropical monsoon; rainy season (May to November); dry season (December to April). So be sure of choosing the proper date to travel to Laos.
You can also consider to visit Laos on it's national holiday to get in Laos's culture. If you do so, Laos's national holiday is called Republic Day, 2 December.
Also, if you like natural wonders, don't forget to visit the highest point of Laos: Phou Bia 2,817 m. And try also to get to Laos's lowest point: Mekong River 70 mBut if you prefer the city, you must visit Laos's tallest structure: ( ).
Don't be afraid to take a flight to Laos, with more than 44 airports and 0 airlines, you will get to Laos without problems. Once there, you can choose the transport type that better fits your needs. Laos has about0 of railways, and also4600 of roadways, so is a good place for a car trip.
Lao or Laotian Culture
Laos is known by Lao or Laotians as Sathalanalat Paxathipatai Paxaxon Lao or in the shortened way. Lao or Laotian, about 6,521,998 people, are composed by different ethnics: Lao Loum (lowland) 68%, Lao Theung (upland) 22%, Lao Soung (highland) including the Hmong and the Yao 9%, ethnic Vietnamese/Chinese 1%. And they also have different languages: Lao.
Another relevant point nowadays it's Laos's religion. Lao or Laotians are divided in Buddhist 65%, animist 32.9%, Christian 1.3%, other and unspecified 0.8% (1995 census).
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Latest News of Laos
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