LAOS

Landlocked, diverse and one of the few remaining communist states on the planet, it’s understandable that LAOS tends to be overlooked by travellers in South East Asia. This poor country still relies on foreign aid more than tourism and the majority of work in the nation is agricultural – but only in the fields where the unexploded ordnance has been cleared. The most heavily bombed country in the world, much of its countryside still remains scattered with live American shells.

Laos’ doors have been open to tourists since the late 1990s but don’t expect the infrastructure, convenience or speedy travel that is the norm in neighbouring countries. Like everything else in the country, Laos is joining the backpacker party in its own time. This is a country you cannot rush through, and one which requires endless patience, but devote a little of your time to this charming country and it promises to leave a lasting impression.

Whether you find discover ancient tribal cultures, unique wildlife, breath-taking scenery or just some time to unwind on the Mekong, Laos is a country you’ll quickly wish you had more time to explore.

Landlocked, diverse and one of the few remaining communist states on the planet, it’s understandable that LAOS tends to be overlooked by travellers in South East Asia. This poor country still relies on foreign aid more than tourism and the majority of work in the nation is agricultural – but only in the fields where the unexploded ordnance has been cleared. The most heavily bombed country in the world, much of its countryside still remains scattered with live American shells.

Laos’ doors have been open to tourists since the late 1990s but don’t expect the infrastructure, convenience or speedy travel that is the norm in neighbouring countries. Like everything else in the country, Laos is joining the backpacker party in its own time. This is a country you cannot rush through, and one which requires endless patience, but devote a little of your time to this charming country and it promises to leave a lasting impression.

Whether you find discover ancient tribal cultures, unique wildlife, breath-taking scenery or just some time to unwind on the Mekong, Laos is a country you’ll quickly wish you had more time to explore.

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