Laos

Despite being just one hour by air from cosmopolitan Bangkok, life in Laos has continued in much the same way it has for hundreds of years, although things are now slowly beginning to change. In the mid-90s the government reversed its stance on tourism, and then declared 1998 "Visit Laos Year". Ongoing efforts are putting Laos on the map as a unique and experiential destination, with tourist numbers rising every year. Comparing to neighboring Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia Laos is still “virgin” country. There is no big international hotels, luxury restaurants, modern clinics and hospitals etc. That’s why this is still
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