Laos At the heart of the Indochinese Peninsula, Laos is bordered by Myanmar and China to the northwest, Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to the southeast, and Thailand to the west and southwest. Its capital and largest city is Vientiane.


The Land of a Million Elephants

Laos was once known as Lan Xang, meaning "the Kingdom of a Million Elephants" a name stemming from the 1300s, when the country’s capital was full of grazing elephants. Travellers also approvingly call the country Asia’s sleeping beauty, further testament to its quiet aura, lush nature and traditional way of life.

Fisherman on the Mekong River in Laos


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