Laos

Laos

In the mountains of South Asia is the Lao People's Democratic Republic, more commonly known as Laos. This country dates back to the kingdom of Lan Xang, founded in the fourteenth century. In the paradise Asian region, overgrown with wild vegetation of the virgin jungle, Laos can be a great destination for tourist travels undisturbed by the excess of tourists. So different from neighboring countries it remains little known and mysterious.

Culture and tourism 

A trip to Laos can be an opportunity to learn about the culture of the ethnic groups living here. It is estimated that there are over 100 and each has its own culture, tradition, customs and often language. The predominant religion of Laos is Buddhism, although many residents practice animism. One of its attractions is Luang Prabang, a town that is considered the prettiest not only in Laos, but also in all of Southeast Asia. The advantage of Laos is above all nature - the wild, inaccessible jungle, in places completely unspoiled, lets you feel like in a completely different world.

Basic information 

Laos is located on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. It is the only country in the whole region that has no access to the sea. It borders with Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and China. It is almost entirely covered with jungle. There are actually two seasons in Laos that are the result of the country being in the monsoon climate zone. The rainy season lasts from the end of May to the end of October and there is a high probability of violent tropical rainfall. The dry season is characterized by high temperatures in Laos.

  • Area: 236 800 km² 
  • Population: 6 680 000
  • PKB per capita: 7 366 USD

Vientiane

Lao Kip (KIP) / 1USD = 8100 KIP

USD, VND (near the Vietnamese border), THB are accepted in cities.

There is an entry visa we buy at the border. The cost is 35 USD / person / entry. Payable in USD.

220-230V / round plugs (as in Poland) or flat, 2-vertical

Roaming works in the T-Mobile network, before you go, make sure that the service is enabled or you must activate it separately. Sim cards widely available.
Numer kierunkowy +856

WiFi networks are becoming more common at service outlets. In larger cities, virtually every hotel and restaurant. In the provinces, often only 3G internet in poor quality.

Eating along sandy roads, ice on the street, touching someone's head, touching Buddha statues, pointing the foot and criticizing the party.
Alcohol: rice moonshine, local whiskey, beer.

Hepatitis A, hepatitis B, TBP, tetanus

We take off our shoes in temples, churches and private homes. In places of religious worship, we wear a modest dress that covers the shoulders, neckline and knees.

Aviation - medium, Road - medium, Railway - does not exist, Water - weak. LOCAL: TUK - TUK - motoriksha

Poor. In more severe cases, a trip to Bangkok is necessary. Doctors speak English or French.

Definitely hot - lots of chili. Lots of grilled dishes and venison. Sticky rice definitely appears.
Alcohol: rice moonshine, local whiskey, beer.

We eat with chopsticks or a spoon and a fork.

01.01 INTERNATIONAL NEW YEAR
6.1 PATHET LAO

20.01 ARMY DAY

JANUARY / FEBRUARY - CHINESE NEW YEAR

08.03 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

22.03 DAY OF THE PARTY

13.04 LAOTAN NEW YEAR

01.05 WORK DAY

01.06 CHILDREN'S DAY

02.12 INDEPENDENCE DAY

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