Laos Destinations
Capital: Vientiane
Population: 6.77 million (2013)
Currency: Lao kip
A little-visited country in Southeast Asia and often overlooked in favour of its better-known neighbours, landlocked Laos remains one of Southeast Asia’s most beguiling destinations. Caught in the middle of the two Indochina wars and long isolated from the rest of the world, the country retains a slow, rather old-fashioned charm, and its people – incredibly laidback and friendly, even by Asian standards – are undoubtedly one of the highlights of any visit. It is highly advised to combine your holiday in Laos with Vietnam and Cambodia to have a memorable experience.