Laos Travel Guide
Plan Your Laos Vacation
Despite a limited infrastructure, Laos is a wonderful country to visit. The Laotians are some of the friendliest, gentlest people in Southeast Asia—devoutly Buddhist and traditional in many ways. Not yet inured to countless visiting foreigners, locals volunteer assistance and a genuine welcome.
Luang Prabang has some of the most elegant resorts in the world. Vientiane also has a classic colonial luxury hotel, a few... read more
For such a sleepy, somewhat-off-the-beaten-path country, Laos has some excellent dining options. Choices in Luang Prabang... read more
Things To Do in Laos
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Natural beauty: It may not have the sheer variety of Thailand, but Laos is a beautiful country. Take a multiday trek or bike... Read more
The official language is Lao, part of the extensive Thai family of languages of Southeast Asia spoken from Vietnam in the east to India in... Read more
Despite its limited infrastructure, Laos is a wonderful country to visit. The Laotians are some of the friendliest, gentlest people in... Read more
The overwhelming majority of Laotians are Buddhists, yet as in neighboring Thailand, spirit-worship is widespread, blending easily with... Read more
The freshwater Irrawaddy dolphin, known as pla ka in Lao, is one of the world's most endangered species; according to a 2008 study,... Read more
Laotians are generally gentle and polite, and visitors should take their lead from them—avoiding any public display of anger or impolite... Read more
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