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Visit Laos

Capital City: Vientiane

Official Language: Lao

Recognised Language: French

Currency: Kip (LAK)

Time Zone: (UTC +7)

Calling Code: +856

Climate: Most of the year is hot and humid. Laos enjoys a tropical climate with two distinct seasons. The rainy season is from the beginning of May to the end of September, and the dry season is from October through April. The yearly average temperature is about 28 degrees Celsius, rising to a maximum of 38 degrees Celsius during April and May. Continue reading.
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  • Flower: Dok Champa (Frangipani/Plumeria)
  • Animal: Indian elephant





Vientiane International Airport (Wattay)

Luang Prabang International Airport

Pakse International Airport

Pha That Luang

Pha That Luang

Tourism in Laos


Useful Websites: Laos Tourism & Visit Laos

Visas for Laos: A 30 day tourist/business visa can be obtained from a Laos Embassy prior to departure or at an International check point on arrival. Click here for details. Also see


Where to Stay in Laos:


Special Events in Laos:

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Laos Bucket List:

  • Watch the sun set as you travel along the Mekong River in a Slow Boat
  • Give alms to the monks in Luang Prabang
  • Walk with the elephants at the MandaLao Elephant Conservation
  • Go for a scenic bike ride or take to the water kayaking or tubing in Vang Vieng
  • Have a dip in the stunning waters of Kuang Si Falls
  • Visit Pha That Luang, a gold-covered large Buddhist stupa in Vientiane, the national symbol for Laos
  • Shop at the night market in Luang Prabang
  • See a collection of hundreds of Buddhist and Hindu statues at the Buddha Park in Vientiane.
Sunset on the Mekong

Sunset on the Mekong

Kuang Si Falls

Kuang Si Falls

Group Tours in Laos


National Parks of Laos:

Laos has 20 National Protected Areas that covers almost 14% of the country (not all are accessible to the public)

  • Don Amphan
  • Dong Hua Sao
  • Hin Namno
  • Nakai-Nam Theun
  • Phou Khao Khouay

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Volunteer in Laos

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