Officially ‘Lao People’s Democratic Republic’, Laos is both a beautiful and incredibly interesting country in southeast Asia, situated on the boarders of Thailand and Vietnam.
Despite being one of the poorest Asian countries, Laos’ cosmopolitan life is reminiscent of the earlier French colonists with hotels overlooking rivers and other French architectural styles. However, Laos isn’t solely urban. It’s rural landscapes are simply stunning and are also home to an impressive selection of wildlife, much of which are now registered as endangered species. Once known for its elephant population, due to poaching, the number of elephants in Laos has significantly reduced, though some still remain.
What makes Laos particularly interesting is that despite its beauty and its city life, there is still a huge sense of history in the air, largely left behind by the violent Vietnam war and the incredible number of Additionally, the violent air left behind by the Vietnam War can be felt in Laos and is the reason why many sites are shut off to the general public due to unexploded bombs.
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