Laos is one of the few Communist countries left in the world. Until 1988
tourists were not allowed access to Laos, but the country has now opened up and
it is perfectly feasible to travel all over the country. The number of tourists
is expected to continue increasing over the next few years as more and more
people discover the delights of this laid-back country of mountains and rivers.
For now, Laos remains relatively isolated and undeveloped. Its capital,
Vientiane, is more like a big village than a crowded Asian hub and life
throughout the country is slow-paced. Most people come to Laos and make a brief
tour of Vientiane and UNESCO World Heritage-listed
Luang Prabang with perhaps a brief detour to the
mysterious Plain of Jars.
But those who make the effort to explore further a field will be well rewarded
with luscious landscapes, friendly people and unique glimpses of a country
hardly changed for over a century.
Please click on the links to see
tourist attractions in that province:
Laos' Festivals and events
and entering the temple
Flora and Fauna