What is an interesting fact about Laos?
Laos is the only landlocked country in the whole of Southeast Asia. Recently referred to as ‘land-linked’ rather than ‘land-locked’, Laos is an independent republic in Southeast Asia bordered by northeast Thailand, west Vietnam and is surrounded by Myanmar, Cambodia, China, Thailand and Vietnam.
How old is Laos?
|Lao People’s Democratic Republic ສາທາລະນະລັດ ປະຊາທິປະໄຕ ປະຊາຊົນລາວ (Lao) Sathalanalat Paxathipatai Paxaxôn Lao (Romanisation)|
|• French protectorate||1893–1953|
|• Unified Kingdom||11 May 1947|
|• Independence from France||22 October 1953|
|• Monarchy abolished||2 December 1975|
What do Laos people do for fun?
Fun Things to Do in Laos with Kids
- Climb and play at Buddha Park.
- Shop markets in Laos.
- Visit an elephant sanctuary.
- Learn important lessons at the COPE Visitor Centre.
- Go fishing in Laos with kids.
- Explore Patuxay Victory Monument.
- Why visit Laos with kids?
- Explore more of Asia!
Is Laos rich or poor?
It is a lower-middle income country with a small annual GDP of roughly $16 billion. According to the Asian Development Bank’s latest data from 2015, 23.2 percent of Laotians live below the poverty line, the second-highest poverty rate in Southeast Asia. Only Myanmar’s poverty is more prominent.
Is Laos safe?
Crime and safety. Laos is a relatively safe country for travellers, although certain areas remain off-limits because of unexploded ordnance left over from decades of warfare. As a visitor, however, you’re an obvious target for thieves (who may include your fellow travellers), so do take necessary precautions.