officially known as the Lao People's Democratic Republic -
it is an entirely landlocked country located in the center
of Indochina and shares borders with Thailand, Cambodia,
China, Myanmar and Vietnam.
Laos is truly a fascinating
country. With stunning natural beauty, rich culture heritage
and genuine hospitality, this nation has always held a
magical allure for visitors.
Many visitors find more
than enough to amuse them in Laos, Vientiane and the other
major centers; but despite the cities' allure. It's the
country's striking landscape the most impress. We create
outstanding trip on the destinations and we believe you will
have a great experience in Laos - the country and the people
for whom you are forever missed.
Laos is a land of mystery.
It's a land steeped in Buddhist traditions and beliefs. It's
a serene land - despite the war in China, Thailand Vietnam,
Cambodia and Burma. Only for and a half people inhabits this
country of Buddhist temples, mountains and forests. The
Mekong River is the center of life for most Laotians. Don't
expect the comforts and ease of travel that you'll find in
other countries of the region.
Laos is new spot to
tourism. However, the adventurous traveler has a rare
opportunity to interact with delightful spiritual people
who've had little contract with the outside world.
At Southeast Asia Tours, we
design tours for any number of people and any length of
stay. The focus is always on your special interests and
desires. Here are a few samples of the kind of trip to Laos
we look forward to designing just for you………..
Laos is an
independent country in the heart of Indochina, bordered by
China to the North, Myanmar to the Northwest, Thailand to
the West, Vietnam to the East, and Cambodia to the South.
Laos has a total area of
236,800 Km and most of the Landscapes are mountains and
forests. The major river is the Mekong River which flows
through 1865 Km of Laos's territory and formed the major
portion of borders with Thailand or about 1,500 Km. Laos has
a population of about 5,433,000. There are about 23 people
per Km but are comprised with more than 47 main ethnic
groups such as: the Hmong, Khmu, Yao, AKha, Ikor, Leu, etc.
These ethnic groups still retain their own distinctive
customs, dialects, and traditional. Infact, Laos's
population are classified into three main groups:
- Lao Lum (Lao loeland,
live mostly in the plain next to the Mekong River and
- Lao Theung (Lao upland,
live mostly in the plateaus).
- Lao Soung (Lao highland,
live generally on top of the mountains.
The easiest way to reach
Laos is by air, but it is also accessible by road. The
official gates for disembarkation by air are Vientiane and
LuangPrabang. The border check points by land are:
- From Chiang Khong
(Thailand) to Heunisay, Bokeo Province.
- From Nongkhai (Thailand)
to Vientiane by the Friendship Bridge.
- From Mukdahan (Thailand)
via Chongmek Vang Tao to Pakse (Champasack Province)
- From Yunan (South China)
via Bohan-Boten to Luangnamtha
- From Vinh (Vietnam) via
Keo Neua-Lak Xao (Bolikhamsay Province)
- From Quangtri (Vietnam)
via Lao Bao-Den Savanh (Savannakhet Province)