Laos – one of the most astonishing and yet almost completely unknown to us country. Much more we know about the bordering Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand or China. Laos is shrouded in mystery. Until 1988, the entry of tourists into the country was banned, so know the magical world of Laos, we started not so long ago. Holidays are here – the opportunity to discover a lot of new and unexpected, to get acquainted with a completely different culture.

Laos is in Southeast Asia, the center of the Indochinese Peninsula. In the 14-17 centuries there was a state Lansang or 'Kingdom of Million Elephants. " In 1893 the land passed into the possession of France and became part of French Indochina. In the 50s of the 20th century in northern Laos to Communists took over in 1975, has completely subjugate Laos. One of the most visited cities in Laos is, of course, Vientiane – the capital of the country. Unexpectedly, the capital, there is peace and quiet, no one anywhere in a hurry. The name translates into Russian as "city of sandalwood" or "fragrant city". The appearance of Vientiane – is a bizarre combination of European architecture and Buddhist temples and monasteries.

The most famous pagoda – Thap Luang, it depicted on the emblem of the country. Another interesting town – Luang Prabang, the ancient capital of Laos. He was declared a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. In Luang Prabang, there are 32 large temple complex. One of the most impressive temple is the royal temple of Wat Xieng Thong, with gold and colored glass.