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About Laos
Capital city: Vientiane

Found in South East Asia and squeezed in between Vietnam and Thailand in particular, Laos is a beautiful country which is home to both mountainous landscapes and the beautiful Mekong River. With that in mind, it is unsurprising that natural beauty is in abundance in the country. Among the many delights on offer is the Bolaven Plateau, a region of stunning waterfalls which is also where the country’s production of coffee is centred around. There is plenty of history to enjoy in Laos too, including ancient traditions which are typified by the many monasteries and robed Buddhist monks who can be seen roaming the streets. Perhaps the country’s most famous landmark, however, is the Pha That Luang monument, a stunning gold stupa which was allegedly first built in the 3rd century and is believed to also be home to the breastbone of Buddha. More recent history can be explored at sites including the Royal Palace in Luang Prabang, which was built in the early 20th century.

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DID YOU KNOW?
The official name of the country, which is also a former French colony, is actually the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.

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