Laos Overview

In these years, like Vietnam and Cambodia, Laos has become an attractive destination due to its spectacular and unspoiled beauty. If you are looking for a land of picturesque landscape and friendly, honest and modest people, Laos is a perfect choice. With its diverse topography, diverse ethnics and diverse culture, Laos is absolutely a worth-exploring country.

Laos Overview

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Located in Indochina, Laos shares border with China in the North, Vietnam in the East, Cambodia in the South, Thailand in the West and Myanmar in the North West. It is a quite small country with the total area of 236,800 square kilometers in which mountains make up two-thirds, the rest are plains and plateaus. The highest mountain is Phou Bia at the height of 2,817 above sea level.

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Laos History

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Laos has quite long history of nearly 800 years. From 4th to 8th century, communities along the Mekong River began to form into townships, called Mueang. Laos history can be divided into 4 main periods: The period of Lan Xang Kingdom, the period of Civil War, the period of French colonial.

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Laos Society

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Lao society can be considered as a semi-independent rural village which lives on agriculture. Lao villages and their pattern life diversify among different ethnics, different geography and ecology. However, almost Laos villages are relative independence and quite isolated with little trade and communication to the others due to the lack of government infrastructure and effective transportation.

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