Question: Did you know facts about Laos?

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?

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.

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