Currency: Lao kip
Size: 91,400 square miles (236,800 sq km) – about the size of Indiana
Border countries: Vietnam, China, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia
National tourist office: www.tourismlaos.org
At a glance
Laos is a country as yet untouched by the modern demands, stress and peace of life.Its beauty lies in the Lao people, century-old traditions ans heritage, ands its lush, pristine landscape. Laos has variety of hidden charms : beautiful countryside and pristine rainforests, organic cousine and unique handicrafts. You can also join various festivals and traditional ceremonies.
Spend 13 days biking in stunning rolling landscapes and meet the most chilled people on earth. Often overshadowed by its bigger neighbours Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia – Laos quietly goes about its business.
With a population of only six million of the most chilled-out people you have ever come across, the heavily forested and mountainous Laos quite possibly has Southeast Asia’s most pristine environment. Immerse yourself in the cultureand enchanting history of this tropical, hospitable, seldom travelled region.
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The northern reaches of Laos are well off the beaten path, a region that sees very few tourists. But it is a land of beauty, culture and history that fascinates those that do find their way to explore its realms. Pedalers offers cyclists a chance to get off the beaten path and come discover the quiet villages, dramatic vistas and colonial towns of the region by road bike.
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