Laos travel guide
One of the trademarks of Laos is the diversity of its people and cultures. There are a number of traditional arts and crafts that represent their way of life. Lao has a rich cultural heritage with religious art and architecture forming the cornerstone of artistic traditions.
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The currency of Laos is the Kip which have a quite low value and changing currency foreign currency always ends in being handed over a very large lump of Kip. (Which also makes the currency a great present for family and friends.)
Lao food is traditionally eaten with sticky rice, with the fingers. In the countryside, people will all eat family style, sitting on the floor, sharing a few dishes. Traditional Lao food is dry, spicy and very delicious. The food eaten in Laos is influenced by its neighbours and the colonial French.
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Map Laos provinces
“Sixty percent of Lao people are practicing Buddhists, and that fact colors every facet of life. Temples and stupas dominate the architecture of even the smallest village, and you're sure to spot groups of monks in colorful robes -- best on their early morning pintabat, or alms rounds, especially in Luang Prabang.
Visas are required by all nationalities (subject to exceptions for local neighboring people and ASEAN countries) Visas can be obtained either from Lao Embassies and Consulates abroad or upon arrival at following immigration checkpoints:
You can travel by Lao Aviation, Thai Airways International, Vietnam Airline, The Southern China Airline, Silk Air, Malaysian Airline and Regular flights are available to Bangkok, Phnom Penh, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Chiang Mai, Kunming, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Laos has 2 international airports.
Like other coutries in Southeast Asia, Laos is under the influence of tropical monsoon (wet-dry) climate, though the mountains provide some variations in temperature. This is vividly reflected through Laos’ two distinct seasons: wet (rainy) and dry.