Laos

Laos

Capital – Vientiane
Population - 6,677,000
Area - 236,800 km²
Density - 28.2 / km²
Currency - LAK
Official language – lao
Laos is a landlocked country in Southeast Asia, bordered by Burma, China, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. Laos has an unspoiled, diverse ethnic lifestyles and traditions and maybe the richest, most extensive network of ecosystems (vast protected forests and aquatic resources) on the Indochina Peninsula. This beautiful country has also two UNESCO World Heritage Sites - The Ancient City of Luang Prabang – a littlee town that features former royal palaces and more than 30 temples, old French colonial architecture and beautiful natural sites – and the pre-Angkorian Vat Phou Temple Complex or The Mountain Temple is situated on a hillside and offers stunning views over the surrounding land and Mekong River. There is also the mysterious Plain of Jars, a forthcoming World Heritage Site that has significant archaeological, historical and natural value.