Laos

Last Updated: 11 November 2017
Sandwiched between Thailand and Vietnam, Laos is often overlooked as a tourist destination, but it has charms of its own. Full of rustic villages with stilt houses and rice paddies, people live here much as they have for centuries. The ancient Hindu and Buddhist Temples of Laos have roofs of gold leaf. Monks still worship in the many monasteries.

The Mekong River runs through Laos and is the centre of economic activity. It also serves the tourist industry, as the islands on the river are popular tourist attractions.

This mountainous country has an extensive network of underground caves, some served as hideouts during the Vietnamese War whilst others serve as Buddhist shrines. The mountains with limestone cliffs, lush, tropical vegetation and high crashing waterfalls are great for summer hikes.

Laos

The Bokeo Nature Reserve is home to black-cheeked Gibbons, previously thought to be extinct, as well as to bears, tigers, elephant and wild buffalo, and they accommodate tourists in tree houses.

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