Laos Overview:Quick information about Laos

Last Updated: June 18,2020

Where is Laos – Is Laos in Southeast Asia

Laos is a landlocked country in southeast Asia, surrounded by Vietnam on the east, Cambodia on the west and Thailand on the west. The shape of the land is like a scoop, an irregular circlar part of the north, narrow into a peninsula-like area, extending to the southeast.

Laos Capital

Vientiane is the capital and the largest city of Laos, located on the Mekong River in the northern portion of the country. Vientiane has about 683,000 residents in 2020.

Vientiane houses the most important national monument in Laos - That Luang, which was thought as the symbol of Laos and Lao Buddhism. Visitors can also found many other significant Buddhist temples in the capital, such as Haw Phra Kaew.

Is Laos dangerous for tourists?

Laos in one of the poorest countries in the world. However, Laos is relatively safe for visitors from certificated travel agency. There are occasional reports of theft and bag snatching, but these dangerous can be avoided by taking care of your belongings.

Solo travelers, women or backpackers might face high dangerous rate in Laos, so the best way to travel safe in Laos is following your guides and partners in a reliable travel agency.

Laos Climate

Laos has a mostly tropical savanna climate. Most parts in Laos is often very hot and humid throughout the year.

Its weather system is quite similar with other Southeast Asia countries – a dry season lasted about five months from November to late April, a wet season from May to October.

Money Used in Laos – Kip

The Lao Kip(K) is the national currency of Laos, but US dollars (US$) and Thai baht (B) are also commonly acceptable in certain area, such as hotel,

The official national currency in Laos is the Lao kip (K), but Thai baht (B) and US dollars (US$) are also commonly accepted.

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