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Useful Guidlines You Should Know Before Entering Laos

by on Jun.16, 2011, under Travel

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The People’s Democratic Republic of Lao is located in the centre of Indochina, sharing borders with China to the north, Myanmar to the north-west, Thailand to the west, Cambodia to the south, and Vietnam to the east. Laos enjoys a tropical climate with two distinct seasons – the rainy season from the beginning of May to the end of September and dry season from October through to April. This landlocked country is serene with its French colonial character still very much intact alongside an abundance of Buddhist temples and pagodas.

There are plenty of things to do in Laos such as exploring the country’s many ancient monuments, palaces and temples which are scattered all over the place. Here are list of places you should visit while you are in Laos: Wat Si Saket, Vientiane, Boat Racing Festival, Sebangfai, The Plain of Jars, Xieng Khouang, The Pathet Lao Caves, Buy something from The Luang Prabang Night Market.

Getting Lao visa is easy and much easier than before. Apart from getting visa of Lao PDR through traditional ways at Embassy or Consulates, travelers of most nationals can now obtain Lao visa upon arrival. What do you need to obtain Laos Visa? You will need a valid passport for at least 6 month’s validity remaining. Penalties can apply for entering Laos without an entry stamp and for crossing the border at non authorized crossing points.

The best time to visit Laos is between November and February, when it rains the least and it’s not too hot and roads are good for driving during this time. Temperatures begin to rise in March, with the rains usually breaking sometime in May or June. There are three distinct seasons: cool from November-February, hot from March-May and the rainy season which last from June-October.

There are many tourist accommodations to choose from in Laos. there are a wealth of options in budget, mid-range and upper class accommodation, there is very little in the way of luxurious digs.The list of hotels are available from Vientiane, Vang Vieng, Luang Prabang, Pakse and Khong Island (Si Phan Don) which are the most visited places in Laos by tourist. You may not know Lao hotels have been rising up one by one every year to serve the fast growing tourist industry.

Much of Lao culture is still profoundly influenced by Buddhist thinking, attitudes
and behavior. Show respect and use your head and eyes and common sense will guide you well in navigating Lao culture safely. When in Laos, try and do as the as the Lao do, and remember; don’t touch heads, don’t lose your cool with people and don’t flash your flesh.

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