Estimate population 6,586,270 - Capital City: Vientiane
The Lao People's Democratic Republic, is a country in Southeast Asia and is bordered by Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, and China. It covers an area of approximately 236,800 square kilometres (91,429 square miles). Lao is the official language and 1 kip = 100 at. is their monetary unit.
Annamite Chain, is a magnificent mountain range and well worth exploring as well as Mount Bia, 2,819 metres (9,248 feet) which is the highest peak. Laos' major river is Mekong. Some major cities worth visiting are Vientiane (Viangchan), Savannakhet, Luoangphrabang, and Pakse. This country is full of history and culture and may be your next ideal holiday destination.