Facts About Laos

General information about Laos

Language: Lao

Capital city: Vientiane

Population: 7 million

Religion: Sunni Islam and Christianity

Currency: Kip

Map Laos, Malaysia, Thailand


The northern part of Laos is cool, while the southern part has a tropical climate. It’s monsoon season from May to October and during this period it rains a lot. The weather is drier from November to April, and at the end of this period temperatures can reach 40 degrees. The best time to visit Laos is November – February, as boat trips may be canceled during the rainy season.

Time Difference

On daylight saving time Laos is in timezone GMT+7, and on winter time they are oin timezone GMT+6.

Visa Regulations

Your passport must be valid for 6 months after your return date. A visa is required and the application is completed upon arrival. To obtain a visa, you must bring a passport photo and 30 USD in cash.


Documentation of yellow fever vaccination is required for stays of more than 12 hours in a country with yellow fever.

  • For stays of less than 4 weeks: Tetanus/diphtheria, Hepatitis A and malaria
  • For stays under 6 months: Tetanus/diphtheria, hepatitis A, malaria and hepatitis B
  • For stays over 6 months: Tetanus/diphtheria, hepatitis A, malaria, hepatitis B and typhoid fever

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Sights & Attractions



Elephant Village Sanctuary

Get up close to the majestic animals on your tour of Asia The sanctuary is dedicated to protecting the elephants of Laos, as well as providing work for the people of the nearby village. The elephants in the reserve have previously been used for work and are now protected.

Tree elephants in nature
Wat Phu temple



Wat Phu

The temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the oldest temples in the country that has been used over the years. The temple is located at the base of Phu Kao Mountain, which is considered a sacred mountain. There are also ruins of smaller temples nearby and with the Mekong River in the background, it’s a great experience on a trip to Asia.



The Living Land Company

Here you have the opportunity to try your hand as a farmer in Laos. Here you can learn how to plow the fields, harvest rice paddies and gain knowledge about agriculture in Laos. It is also possible to just observe if you don’t want to try your hand at farming.

Wooden pathway over fields in Laos
View of Pha Pheng waterfall




Pha Pheng Waterfall

Here you can stand at the base of the largest waterfall in Southeast Asia and watch the water from several different directions come together to form a large waterfall. It’s possible to take a short hike in the area so you can observe the waterfall from multiple angles.




Nong Khiaw viewpoint

Spice up your Asia tour by taking a short hike of about 1.5 hours to reach the top of the mountain at Nong Khiaw, which will give you a great view of the city and the Nam Ou River. It’s a good idea to plan your hike carefully, as it’s not possible to buy water on the way to the top. There is also the option of taking a boat ride on the river if you don’t want to hike to the top.

View of mountains and river at Nong Khiaw viewpoint

Nature’s stunning surroundings

The nature of Laos is absolutely stunning, as is the wildlife that inhabits it. From the most beautiful waterfalls and rivers to ancient temples and reserves, you’ll find everything in the beautiful, nature-rich Laos.

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