Country Information

Laos, a green country belonging to the Indochina Peninsula, is known as the land of millions of elephants. Laos does not have a cherry festival like Japan, and blue oceans with golden sandy beaches like Thailand, but attracts visitors with its sacred temples, large Buddha statues, stunning waterfalls, and hospitable smiles of the people. Join us to learn the basics about this country to be more confident in planning your upcoming trip.

Laos is one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the region, reflecting its geographic location as a crossroads of Asia. The hardy Hmong people live off the land in the remote mountains of the north, Kahu and Alak elders in the south still have traditional face tattoos, and the Katang villagers of central Laos sleep with forest spirits.

Official Name:Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Population:7,512,858 as of Monday 3rd Oct 2022
Capital:Vientiane, population c. 400,000
People:Over 60 ethnic groups, the main ones are Lao Loum (lowland ~50%), Lao Theung (upland ~30%), Lao Sung (highland ~10%), and tribal Thais (~ 10%)
Currency:Kip (KN)
Time Zone:GMT +7 hours
Electricity:220V, 50 Hz; 2 pin plugs
Measurements and weights:Metric
International Dialing Code:+856

How to get Laos Visa


Laos Travel Map

Most Famous Cities In Laos

Nong Khiaw trekking viewpoint

Nong Khiaw

The Jewelry of Nam Ou River
Huay Xay Boat Pier Mekong river

Huay Xay (Hoauy Xai)

The town on the border between Thailand & Laos
Luang Namtha rice terraces

Luang Namtha

The land of beautiful forest and rich river plain
Luang Prabang elephant camp

Luang Prabang

The heart of Laos culture
Vang Vieng Nam Xay mountain landscape

Vang Vieng

The Party and Adventure Capital of Laos
Xieng Khouang Plain of Jars

Xieng Khouang & Plain of Jairs

The land of archeology
Champasak small ancient town


The echoes of old times
Pakse Pha Suam waterfall


The gateway to Southern Laos
Si Pha Don 4000 islands

Si Phan Don

Unexplored land of wildlife
Vientiane Patuxay monument


Iconic land of Buddhism

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Weather & Climate

Laos is typical of a tropical climate influenced by the southeast monsoon, which brings 70% of annual rainfall and high humidity. There are two distinct seasons: the rainy season, or monsoon, from May to mid-October, and the dry season from mid-October to April.