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Laos Travel Guide

Mekong River flows through along different terrains in Laos. Starting in the northern-most of the country, Mekong River flows along Laos can be divided into two sections: The first flows through high and rugged mountain (Laos highland) and the second flows into plain and plateau in the south (Laos lowland)...

Being one of the less population densities countries in Asia, but Lao is home to abundant different ethnic groups and tribes, making the diversity in language, traditions and culture. However global modernisation, the culture of Laos is still influenced by Buddhist attitudes, thinking and behaviour, creating the simple lifestyle of Laos people. However, the Lao's art cultural life is very opulent with colorful traditions and customs.

Although there are many religions in Laos, the color of Buddhism is the most dominant and profound. Besides, Animism is not less important religion in Laos as it is followed by most of ethnic minorities. Each religion has different beliefs, teachings and rituals but both play a vital role in Laotians' spiritual life.

Not as diverse and artistic like Vietnamese cuisine or Indian-bearing the stamp like Cambodian cuisine, Laos cuisine is absolutely distinct from other countries in Southeast Asia. Cuisine of Laos is the result of being influenced by cuisine of Thailand and Cambodia and the creation of locals. Cuisine of Laos is diversified by ingredients and way of processing. Thanks to abundance source of fish from Mekong River as well as sweet and aromatic rice cultivated on small plains enriched by Mekong River's sediment, Laotians have created a long list of delicious dishes that will make diners unforgettable

Laos - the country of one million elephants during the long history has built up unique culture, among which colorful and diverse festivals play an important role in painting the color of Laos. Laos have many festivals and events all the year which have close connection with agricultural lifestyle along Mekong River.

Laos is a multi-ethnics country with more than 7 main groups: Mon-Khmer, Palaungic, Khmuic, Tibeto-Burman, Hmong-Mien, Tai and Rau, and Chinese. Laos has the total population of about 6.5 million, most of which live in valleys along Mekong River and its tributaries. The population living along Mekong River in Laos can be divided into three main groups based on their place of living: Lowland people, Midland people and Highland people.

Despite being caught in the midst of the two Indochina wars and long seperated from the world, Lao' also a wonderful country to visit. Our Travel tips below will help you understand more about the simple life of Lao's people, fascinating traditions and customs with detail information guidances. We will show you what you should and shouldn't do, how transport, go shopping and the methods to pay money when you come to visit this tranquil country.

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