The Peoples’ Democratic Republic of Laos is a landlocked country situated in the center of Indochina. It shares a border with China, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Cambodia. It has a total land area of approximately 236,800 square kilometers. It is home to the Mekong River, the world’s twelfth longest river.

Vang Vieng, Laos
Vang Vieng, Laos | Photo by mythliu/Pixabay

Key Facts About Laos

Location A landlocked nation in Southeast Asia, northeast of Thailand, west of Vietnam.
CurrencyLaotian Kip
Currency Conversion1LAK = 0.00011USD
ClimateTropical monsoon climate
Population 7 Million (2019 est.)
ReligionMostly Buddhists
LanguageLao is the National Language

Top Tourist Attractions in Laos

  • Mekong River
  • Wat Phou Temple Complex
  • Pha That Luang
  • Wat Xieng Thong
  • Vang Vieng
  • Kuang Si Falls
  • Pak Ou Caves
  • Si Phan Don
  • Wat Phu
  • Plain of Jars
  • Patuxai
  • Buddha Park
  • Mount Phousi