Laos Travel Guide
of a Million Elephants'
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introduction to Laos
Until 1988 tourists were not permitted access to Laos, but
the country has since opened up and it is quite feasible to travel
throughout the country, preferably with a recognized tour company.
The number of tourists is anticipated to continue increasing over
the next few years.
Laos is a somewhat an undiscovered
country-a mysterious land of forests and mountains. It has been
spared the dramatic industrial growth that has absorbed most of
This landlocked country is serene with its French colonial character
still very much intact alongside an abundance of Buddhist temples
The capital city, Vientiane is located on the shores of the
mighty Mekong River. Little has changed over the years and
continues to offer an exotic veneer of French Culture.
Luang Prabang is the ancient royal capital of Laos and is
one of Asia's most beautiful cities. Encircled by forested mountains,
the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers, temples, old villas, and civic buildings
nestle among tropical foliage and palms as though the city is in
one big garden.
Our tours through Laos will give you a good insight into this ancient
and secretive land for so long shut off from the rest of the world.