Laos is one of Southeast Asia's least developed and least populated country. The mighty Mekong River is at its heart and flows through most of the major towns and cities you will visit. A strong Buddhist culture pervades and the sight of glittering golden temples and monks collecting alms add to the country's beauty, serenity and undeniable allure.
Tourism in Laos is somewhat developed and there are luxury lodgings and wonderful eateries, yet patience is still required and the pace or style of service may be different to what you are used to. It is important to remain calm in any dealings with Lao people, as displays of anger are rare and frowned upon in Lao culture.READ MORE