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Short Laos Travel Facts

Written By The Travelling Postcard on 16 July 2014 | 11:31

Vang Vieng scenery 

Travelling to Laos sometime soon? Here are some fun facts about it that we learn't on our tour from our guide. 

Lao and Thai people speak similar language 

Lao has under 7 million people

Lao used to have a king, but now has been democratic since 1975

Vientiane is the capital city 
Vang Vieng Town

75% of the country is mountainous  

Has borders with 5 countries - China, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar 

They are inland and don't touch the sea, only has river running through it 
Vientiane, Laos Capital City 

Vientiane, Laos Capital City

No trains only bus from Vientiane to Vang Vieng 

Monsoon season is from end May to October

Opened country for tourism on 1995
3,700,000 tourists into Laos last year
Vientiane Temples 

Luang Prabang Sunset

68% of people follow the Buddhist religion 

49 sub minorities with different dialects 

Lao people learn French and English at school 

Every 9 minutes for 9 yrs Lao was bombed and they are still clearing this 
Out of 17 provinces 9 were bombed 

Happy Travelling 

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