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Northern Laos: Luang Prabang and the Mekong

Northern Laos: Luang Prabang and the Mekong

Like a waking dream, Laos stretches for nearly 1 km along the mythical Mekong, here called the Mother of the Waters. A real liquid spine, sometimes wise, sometimes […]

Southern Laos, in the land of slow travel

Southern Laos, in the land of slow travel

Like David against Goliath, Laos heroically resists the contemporary runaway of our lives. To hurry there would be wasting a precious opportunity: to enjoy a country naturally “slow travel”, that slow […]

Laos cuisine, food and drink

Laos cuisine, food and drink

Laos cuisine, food and drink Kitchen Laotian food is a bit like Thai cuisine. It is characterized by the more abundant use of peppers and D'aromatic herbs (at least 120) belonging to the traditional pharmacopoeia. The steamed sticky rice, is the basis of […]

Geography and landscapes Laos

Geography and landscapes Laos

Geography and landscapes Laos D & rsquoBrittany, the land of Annamitic Cordillera (highest point, the Phou Bia between Xieng Khouang and Vientiane, at an altitude of 2 m) and to the west by the Mekong, Laos has borders with China, Myanmar, Thailand, […]

Culture and arts Laos

Culture and arts Laos

Culture and arts Laos Buddhist temples The temples, called these, are surrounded by votive or funerary stupas. Many ceremonies take place there throughout the year. Unlike highly decorated Thai temples, Laotian temples have simple and light lines, yet are […]

Climate, seasons and weather Laos

Climate, seasons and weather Laos

Climate, seasons and weather Laos Summer - From March to that is during the monsoon, travel is still possible, some days not a drop falls. In addition, in Vientiane, if the heat can be annoying, the rain does not fall until the evening: which leaves you […]

Laos identity card

Laos identity card

Laos identity card - Area: 236 800 km² Population: 7,2 million inhabitants. - Religions: Buddhism (66%), animism (20%), Christianity (2%). - Ré Capital city : Vientiane. - Head of É Head of government: Thongloun Sisoulith (since 2016). - Languages: lao […]

Activities, sports and leisure Laos

Activities, sports and leisure Laos

Activities, sports and leisure Laos Volleyball and katow It is the most popular sport in Laos. There are volleyball courts even in the most remote villages of the bush, and even in the monasteries. Katow is played with a rattan or bamboo ball or ball, which […]

Health and Safety Laos

Health and Safety Laos

Health and Safety Laos Health The health situation in Laos remains very precarious. The country's hospitals are still clearly lacking in resources. Better not to get sick or have an accident, although some progress has been made. Materials and drugs are […]

Laos traditions and customs

Laos traditions and customs

Laos traditions and customs Religions and beliefs Boudhisme The majority and almost official religion of Laos is Theravada Buddhism, called C. The Laotian Buddhist believes in reincarnation. The ideal is to directly reach nirvana (or nibbana) without going […]

Transport and travel Laos

Transport and travel Laos

Transport and travel Laos In Laos, distances are calculated more in driving hours than in kilometers, given the state of the road network. If you travel by bus, count on average 8 in Luang Prabang, for example, or 400 km, while by plane the flight time […]

Money and budget Laos

Money and budget Laos

Money and budget Laos Money, banks, exchange - Themonetary union of Laos is the kip. In 2019, $ 1 is equivalent to approximately 8 kips; and for € 500, we get around 1 kips. - The euro convert easily into kips (and dollars if necessary) in most banks in […]

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Laos

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Laos

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Laos In all tourist towns, we find a wide range of 4 stars, including charming establishments. We stay there properly at very affordable prices. Be careful, we are talking about a hotel. In either case, the name of […]

Entry formalities and useful contacts Laos

Entry formalities and useful contacts Laos

Entry formalities and useful contacts Laos Entry formalities All travelers to Laos are required to have a passport still valid for at least 6 months after return, and a visa except Swiss nationals who do not need a prior visa for a stay not exceeding […]

Recommended routes Laos

Recommended routes Laos

Recommended routes Laos A week in Laos It can largely be devoted to Luang Prabang and its surroundings. The prettiest city in the country is built on an exceptional site. Royal city on a human scale and classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site! Truly […]

Practical life on site Laos

Practical life on site Laos

Practical life on site Laos Time difference 5 hours more than in France (6 hours in winter). When it is 12 p.m. in Paris, it is 17 p.m. in Vientiane, in summer. Electricity The voltage is 220 volts et the sockets are of the French type to recharge your […]

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