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This introduction video brings you around Laos, introducing the various ancient temples, natural wonders and sleepy river towns.
Learn more about Laos provinces, capital, and many more through this engaging video.
This section helps prepare an individual before embarking to Laos, such as learning the cultural etiquette, basic conversational phrases, and even some useful local contact numbers.
Cultural Dos and Don’ts
By respecting Laos customs and culture you will get so much more from your experience in Laos, earning the respect from the local people makes for far more interesting and successful local interactions, and best of all, it will aid you getting those good prices in the local markets!
Basic Conversational Language
Some phrases in Lao that are handy to know when visiting Laos.
Lao Kip (K)
More details on the exchange rate.
In Laos, China has invested in everything from malls and development zones to a mega railway linking the land-locked country to China. Find out how is China's trillion dollar project to connect the world transforming Indochina?
This section links to the various local news media in Laos.
This section informs the common scams and crimes to look out for when visiting Laos.
Crime & Security
This section lists some recommended readings about Laos.
Learn the top 20 travel phrases which will aid you while travelling around Laos.
This student shares his experiences living in Laos compared to living in Thailand.
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