Laos

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General Information

Laos is nestled between vastly larger neighbours. The country was inaugurated as an entity in 1353, when warlord Fa Ngum declared himself the king of Lane Xang ("Million Elephants"). The kingdom was initially a Khmer vassal state. In 1694, after a succession dispute, the kingdom split into three and was eventually devoured piece by piece by the Siamese, the last fragments agreeing to Siamese protection in 1885.

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Geography

Laos is landlocked and sits between Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to the south, Thailand to the west and shares small borders with Myanmar to the north-east and China to the north.

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Climate

Laos has 3 distinct seasons. The hot season is from March to May, when temperatures can soar as high as 40°C / 104°F. The slightly cooler wet season is from May to October.

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Food & Drink

While perhaps not up there with the region’s finest cuisines, Lao food can be tasty and interesting and is very similar to north-eastern Thai food.

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Shopping

Shopping in Laos can be a fun experience, and Vientiane and Luang Prabang both have large markets which are great for souvenir shopping.

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