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Identity Card:
  • Capital Vientiane

  • Population : 6477211 hab. (2011)

  • Constitution : Board to Communist one-party

  • Language : Lao, English, French

  • Religion : Buddhism

    Entry requirements:
    • Visa : A tourist visa is required, you can get it from a Laotian embassy, ​​or also simply on arrival at Vientiane airport or land borders. A single-entry tourist visa is valid for one month.

    • Passport : Your passport must be valid at least 6 months after the date of your stay in Laos .

      • Currency Kip (LAK)

      • Currency rates : 1 euro = 10,000 kip,

      • Change The Euro exchange Kip should be in large cities, also it will be much harder to change your money. Kip can not be exchanged outside of Laos.

      • Payment Cards : Only some hotels accept international credit cards, outside the big cities it is difficult to find ATMs, plan accordingly a small reserve Kip liquid.

      • Budget stay 1 Week : 200- 450 euros

        • Restaurants
          Cheap : less than 5 € / person
          Average . 10 € / person
          Premium : more than 20 € / person.

          • accommodation
            Cheap : less than 10 € / night
            Average : 10-15 € / night
            Premium : more than 70 € / night


            How to get there?

            • By Air: You will come certainly to Vientiane airport. There is no direct flight to Vientiane, the most used transit from France is Bangkok Airport. It takes between 650 and 800 euros for a round-trip Paris-Vientiane.

            • By train: An overnight train linking Bangkok to Vientiane .

              On site:

              • Car : Roads are in poor condition and traffic is chaotic, the highway code is very respected. It is therefore not recommended to drive in Laos unless used to this type of traffic and driving. An alternative is to rent a car and the services of a chauffeur.

              • Bus : On site you will find available buses connecting major cities and minibuses to go to more remote locations. The buses are very comfortable and quite slow.

              • plane : Domestic flights are operated by Lao Airlines, which connects the capital to major cities. The plane is an effective way to move to Laos, the road network is poor.

                • Vaccinations : DT-Polio, Hepatitis A and B, typhoid fever. It is also necessary to take protective measures against malaria; long clothing, mosquito repellant.

                • Tips The subscription before departure for insurance covering medical expenses is recommended .

                  -. Avoid eating on the street and drinking tap water

                  • Flight and delinquency: There are reports of many cases of snatching in the cities of Luang Prabang, Pakse and Vientiane, the main tourist cities of Laos. The flights are usually on a motorcycle. It is advisable to make photocopies of your travel documents and your ID, useful in case of theft.

                  • Mines: Many mines dating back to the Vietnam War were not ordnance in rural areas do not stray roads and paths

                  • Drugs: The use and drug trafficking are severely punished, heavy fines, several years in prison. Find out more when you know that Laos is the third largest producer of opium in the world.

                    • Climate tropical climate with two seasons: a dry season from October to April and the monsoon season from May to September .

                    • Average temperatures 30 & deg; C in summer and 15 & deg; C in winter .

                    • Best time to reach To prefer the dry season from October to April to get to Laos, much nicer than the very wet .

                      Daily life: