Laos is well-known as the peaceful country, the land of Buddhist, the home of quiet ancient temples and Mekong river - the 12th longest in the world. Laos is the famous destination of backpackers, the longest stopover that inspired Maureen and Tony Wheeler to write Lone Planet’s first two books named “Across Asia on the Cheap” and “South-East Asia on a Shoestring”. More than three million tourists visited Laos in 2012, up 14% from the year before setting a new record in the history of Laos tourism.
Vang Vieng , Luang Prabang , Pha That Luang ... are top tourist attractions in Laos that tourist shouldn’t miss.
Luang Prabang Tourism Authority says over 260,000 tourists visited Laos' former capital during the first nine months of the fiscal year 2007-08, generating revenues of more than 66 million dollars in the business, service and tourist sectors.
Known as "Backpackers Resort", the "Paradise" for adventurers, Vang Vieng
is an incredibly appealing destination of Laos' discovery journey because it lies between Vientiane and Luang Prabang.
Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism of Laos held the ceremony to receive the title “ Laos - the best tourist destination in the world 2013” that awarded by European Commission on Tourism and Trade on May 9 in Vientiane.
Preparations for the 9th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit are now being finalised ahead of the event, scheduled to take place in Vientiane on November 5-6, a senior government official has said.
The Southeast Asian nation of Laos has held its first ever gay and lesbian pride event.
Many hope that the move signals that the small communist nation may be taking a softer approach when dealing with matters.
In the early 1970s, Indochina's least known capital was shared turf for a shadowy collection of spies,drifters, and clandestine Air America pilots trafficking drugs on the CIA's payroll. Keeping busy on the fringes of the Vietnam War and the Cold War, their home base of Vientiane was known as a place where anything goes.