Laos

Laos Overview

Laos is a mountainous, landlocked country, situated at the heart of South East Asia. It‘s bordered by China to the north, Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to the south, and Thailand and Myanmar to the west. The official name of Laos is the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.

Laos’s lifeline is the Mekong River that flows the length of the country, Vientiane, the unassuming capital, is situated on its banks, and the city provides a comfortable introduction to the charms of the country.

CLIMATE

Temperatures can reach 104 °F (40 °C) at the end of the dry season in March and April but can fall below freezing in the mountains in winter. The rainy season lasts from May to October and can average about 70 inches per year.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

CAPITAL: Vientiane
POPULATION: 6.6 million
LANGUAGE: Lao, English and French
CURRENCY: Kip
ELECTRIC CURRENT: 230V, 50Hz. To power any electrical item an international adapter or a two pin plug is required.
COUNTRY CODE: LA
COUNTRY DIALLING CODE: +856
TIME ZONE: GMT/UTC +7