Buddhism permeates a lot of the cultural life in Laos and comes to a clear expression in art and architecture. Famous is the Pha That Luang Temple from the 16th century in the capital of Vientiane. The Laotian cuisine reminds you of the food in Thailand, but there are also small bakeries in some towns that remain since Laos was a French colony.
More Buddhist monks than tourists in Laos
The country consists of 98 percent Buddhism, and it is said that there are more Buddhist monks in the country than there are foreign tourists. This becomes clear when visiting the beautiful city of Luang Prabang. Once upon a time, it was the country’s capital and seat of the royal family before it was displaced in 1975 in the aftermath of the Vietnam War. Luang Prabang is today perhaps the country’s top tourist destination. Laos has tropical monsoon climate with two seasons.
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