Laos Informations

DOs and DON’Ts in Laos

Laos is one of the great travel frontiers; landlocked and mountainous, swamped by jungles and promising Indian Jones adventures in remote tribal villages and ancient Buddhist caves. In order to your visit is enjoyable and request that you respect the law, culture and customs, please read on to find out more about the Do’s and Don’ts

Phavet Festival

King Phavet reigned over his father’s kingdom as a benevolent monarch, giving away all his possessions-jewelry, clothes, horses and livestock-except a single elephant. >> Laos travel packages One of his villages, Gadinkha, was suffering from drought that had dried up their lakes and rivers. The starving citizens asked King Phavet for help, but all he had

Laos History

Laos was occupied during the fourth and fifth centuries AD by the Chinese from the north. Following that, it was subject to strong Indian influence from the eighth century onwards when it adopted Buddhism. For 200 years from the early 11th century, Laos was part of the Khmer Angkor Empire. It was during this period

Wat Phou Festival

Wat Phou Champasack is the most famous Hindu temple complex built in Laos under the Khmer Empire, which dominated much of Southeast Asia from the 10th-14th century. Ancient stone inscriptions found at the complex, describe how it was first built in the 5th century, its gradually began to fall into ruins, before it was finally

Laos Culture

Religion: The majority of the Lao people are Buddhists. The Laos-Lum (Valley Laos) people follow the Hinayana (Theravada) form of Buddhism. The religions of the Laos-Theung (Laos of the mountain tops) range from traditional Confucianism to animism and Christianity. Social conventions: Religious beliefs should be respected. Lao people should not be touched on the head and

Laos Weather, Climate and Geography

Weather & climate Best time to visit: Throughout the country, the climate is hot and tropical, with the rainy season between May and October when temperatures are at their highest, up to 35°C. The weather is very similar to that of northern Vietnam. The dry season runs from November to April, which is the best