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Experience All of Asia in One Destination Laos .
Come to one destination. Experience and entire region. Laos It's the one Destination that will take you on a refreshing Asian experience . The perfect place for deserving travelers looking for a sense of rewards in one incentive holiday .
Laos is a melting pot of cultures. It offers a unique of colourful festivals, Fascinating sounds and irresistible culinary specialties all from some Asia's ancient cultures – Laos , Thai , Chinese and other Ethnic communities. These are the Things that make Laos , truly Asia
Erich your incentive experience and reawaken world-weary senses in this tropical paradise. Experience the magnificent world of our nature – a diving existence a waiting discovery . With primeval rainforest , 4000 Island and magnificent caves , Biggest water fall in South each Asia , Laos offers Limitless opportunities for adventure and sight seeing .
The myriad nature, Culture and adventure attractions has earned Laos a well deserved international reputation as a reliable premier destination for global incentives. Why not have your next incentive holiday in Laos .
Laos in Brief
The people's Democratic Republic of Laos is located in the centre of Indochina, Sharing Borders with China to the North, Mynmar to the Northwest, Thailand to the west, Cambodia to the South and Vietnam to the east .With and area of 236,800 Square Kilometers. Around 70% of Its Terrain is mountainous, reaching a maximum elevation of 2,820 m in Xiengkhuang Province . the Landscapes of Northern Laos and the regions adjacent Vietnam in particular are dominated by hills. The Mekong river is the main geographical feature in the west and , in fact , form a natural border with Thailand in some areas. The Mekong flows though nearly 1,900 Km of Lao territory and shapes much of the lifestyle of the people of laos. In the south the Mekong reaches a Breadth of 14 Km , creating and erea with Thousands of Island .
Time in laos is 7 hours ahead of Greenwich mean Time ( GMT*7).
Laos enjoys a tropical climate with two distinct seasons- the rainy season from the beginning of May to the end of September and the dry season from October through to April. The yearly Average temperature is about 28 oc, rising to a maximum of 38 Oc in April and May . in Vientiane minimum temperatures 19 Oc are to be Expected in January . In mountain-Ous areas , however, temperatures drop to 14-15Oc During the winter months , and in cold nights easily reach the Freezing Point.
The Averages precipitation is highest in Southern Laos , Where the animate mountains receive over 3000mm annually. In Vientiane rainfall is about 1500-2000 mm , and in the Nothern provinces only 1000-1500 mm.
Lao Language is the National language. Other languages used are, English , French , chinese, Thai and Vietnamese .
Buddhism first appreared in laos during the eight century A.D. as shown by both the Buhhda images and the stone inscription found at Ban that near Vientiane , is now Exhibited at the Museum of Hor Prakeo . After the foundation of the Unified Kingdom of LaneXang . King FaNgum ( 14th century ) Declared . Buddhism as the state religion and Urged the people to abandon animism or other beliefs such as the cult of spirits. His Policy meant to develop the Lao Culture based on a common faith: the Theravada Buddhism . Today Theravada Buddhism is the professed religion of about 90% of Lao People. Buddhism is an inherent feature of daily life and casts a strong influence on lao society. Lao women can be seen each morning giving alms to Monks, earing merit to lesson the number of their rebirth . Lao Men are expected to became a monk for at a short time in their livers . traditionally they spent three months during the rainy season in a Vat , A Buddhist temple . But now most men curtail their stay to one or two weeks .
Lao has a total population of 5.8 Million, 13% of whom live in Vientiane Province . People share a Rich Ethnic diversity, comprising such groups as Hmong, Kmu, Yao, A'Kha, Ikoh, Lu, Thai Dam, thai Phou , Etc…… Most of them have kept their own customs, Dialects and Traditional dress . In total 47 Different groups are accounted for in laos . These can be classified into three broad groups:
- The lao Lum ( lowlanders) who make up 56% of the Population and Predominantly live along the Mekong river .
- The lao Theung ( Hight Landers) who comprise 3 34% of the Population. Slopes and Hills with and elevation of less than 1,000 meters.
- The Lao Soung ( uplanders) who constitute 9% of the Population and live in the mountainous areas .
The Population density of laos amount 19 people per square Kilometer, a small number compared to the country's neighbors: 120 People per square Kilometer in Thailand and 200 People per square Kilometer in China.
Currency and Exchange Service
The kip is official currency of Laos. The bank notes are Presently in denominations of 100,500,1000,2000,5000,10,000,20,000,50,000 Kip
All major currencies such as the US$, Euro,Yen , Thai Baht and other can be Exchanged at the Bank that are located in all major towns. In luang Prabang and Vientiane competitive rates are offered numerous authorized private exchange Bureaux . One exchange facility is available at Wattay International airport in Vientiane.
Exchange Bureaux and Banks will cash traveler cheques in Major currencies. Futhermore, Most domestic and Foreign Banks in Vientiane allow cash with drawals on Visa credit cards of master cards. In Vientiane , credite cards can be used in Many restaurants and hotels , Too . Incase , Advisable to take a good supply of Kip with you . you will also get Kip from AMT .
Lao Airlines time table updated is at http://www.laos-airlines.com/time_q_new.asp