Laos

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Discover Asia’s hidden gem! There was a saying "Vietnamese plant the rice, the Cambodian’s watch it grow and in Laos they listen to it grow". Laos is quite possibly the most chilled country on the planet. Home to incredible nature and natural beauty, stunning temples and the kindness of the Lao people is unlike anywhere else. With 49 ethnicities and 240 ethnic subgroups, Laos is a diverse country rich in culture. It’s also home to Beerlao, Asia’s finest beer. Explore Laos with us and experience this amazing country in a fun and hands on way.

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Overview

Visa Requirements
Most travellers require a visa to enter Laos and all travellers must have a passport valid for at least 6 months after their planned exit from Laos. Visa on Arrival service is possible, you need 35 USD and a recent passport photo.
Languages Spoken
The official language of Cambodia is Lao. It is spoken by nearly 90% of the country's population. Hello: Sabaidee Thank you: khob chai
Currency used Lao Kip
The official currency is the Lao Kip and is used throughout the country. USD and THB are sometimes accepted although it’s not common. Beer in Laos is a steal. A 640 ml bottle of decent Beerlao comes in at 8000 – 10,000 Kip ($1 – $1.25). ATMs are widely available throughout the capital and other towns/cities, however if you are travelling to a rural area be sure to withdraw enough money beforehand.
Getting to Laos
There are many international flights to Laos. Land border crossing is available from Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, China and Myanmar. However crossing from Myanmar is remote.

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