Laos

A River Crossing in Laos
A River Crossing in Laos

Here you will find links to all of the blogs I have written about Laos and any other sites that I have come across that may be of interest to you if you are planning on travelling there.

 

Links

Mentioned in The Mighty Mekong – Our Two Day VoyageHill-Tribe Trekking Part 1 & Part 2Happy Laos New Year!!The Tha Khek Loop – A Three Day Bike RideCiao For Now Laos.

 

10 Interesting Facts About Laos

– The Khone Papeng, which is found in Laos, is the largest waterfall in the whole of Southeast Asia. 2.5 million gallons (9.5 million liters) run over the Khone Falls near Cambodia  each second—almost twice as much as flow over Niagara Falls.

– Laos was once known as Lan Xang, meaning “the Kingdom of a Million Elephants.

– It is the only country in Southeast Asia which is landlocked, bordered by Myanmar, Vietnam, China, Cambodia, and Thailand. And because of being landlocked, Laos does not have a navy

– One of the few mystical creatures which reside in the wilds of Laos is one of world’s longest venomous snakes, King Cobra, which measures fourteen foot in length.

– A popular sport is rhinoceros-beetle wrestling in which people bet on beetles to predict the last beetle standing.

– Plain of Jars is an area where there are over 300 giant jars of unknown origin that have sat for over 2,000 years.

– There are more Lao people living outside of Laos, than inside Laos.

– Most of the country’s population lives along the Mekong river, which winds more than 2,600 miles (4,180 kilometers)

– The rare Irrawady dolphin is found in the southern stretches of the Mekong River in Laos.

– Laos is one of the poorest countries on Earth.

 

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