Laos Travel Tips
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.
If you are travelling to Laos, either for a short visit or for a longer stay, it is important to know what you should or shouldn't do in this country.
Laos is general is still a cheap place to travel, though you can easily spend a great deal on accommodations and food in LuangPrabang. When traveling in Laos, you can use U.S dollars. However, if you want your payment more easily, you can exchange your cash and travel's checks at the main bank of Lao-the Bank Pour Le Commerce Extérieur Lao or The Joint Development Bank.
Laos is an ideal shopping center for ones who love handicraft and traditional things. Stepping foots on traditional outdoor markets, tourists will be overwhelmed by its variety of colors, kinds and shapes. Many things from hill-tribe silks, home-furnishings, to jewelry, arts, crafts and carvings, etc are sold in the Lao market.
Unlike Western countries, transportation is something nonsense, or Thailand and Vietnam, transportation is a disturbing problem, transportation in Laos is something interesting and funny to talk about. All means of transport of other countries, Laos also has, and even some means of transport Laos has but others do not have.
A visa on arrival is usually a tourist visa (good for 30 days stay). Some times usiness and other type of visas can be picked up on arrival as well provided that you have arranged everything ahead of time and you have letter of approval (or an entry visa number) from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Laos.
Being famous for authentic and traditional beauty, Lao also has a modern transportation system. Located in the centre of Indochina Peninsula and sharing border with 5 countries: China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar, there are various ways to enter Laos by air way, road way and water way.