Ultimate Destination: Laos – The real Asia483
Land-locked Laos is the hidden gem of Southeast Asia. Laos, officially known as the Lao People’s Democratic Republic – it is located in the center of Indochina and shares borders with Thailand, Cambodia, China, Myanmar and Vietnam.
Laos is truly a fascinating country. Lao PDR can be characterized as having a low population density, unspoiled diverse ethnic lifestyles and traditions — and the richest, most extensive ecosystems in the Greater Mekong Sub-region. With stunning natural beauty, rich culture heritage and genuine hospitality, this nation has always held a magical allure for visitors.
It is a country where visitors can really escape from the stresses of modern life and step back into the calm of a world dominated by Buddhism. The natural beauty and historical wonders of Laos can now be visited in comfort with the emergence of luxury boats, stylish hotels, and fantastic restaurants making a trip to this magical destination even more spectacular.
Laos is fast becoming a new and exciting tourism destination for the region and the world.
In an age where responsible tourism experiences are in increasing demand, Laos offers extraordinary new opportunities for the discerning travelers.
It is Southeast Asia’s smallest and most relaxed capital with only about 500,000 citizens. Its capital, Vientiane, is more like a big village than a crowded Asian hub and life throughout the country is slow paced. The ancient capital of Luang Prabang, nestled in a stunning valley surrounded by dramatic mountains, is a city of golden temple spires, faded French colonial architecture and diverse hill tribes. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it features remnants of
an ancient kingdom, which lasted from the 13th to the 15th centuries.