Laos Modern History

Laos is a country located in Southeastern Asia. With the capital city of Vientiane, Laos has a population of 7,275,571 based on a recent census from COUNTRYAAH. Independent Laos began its existence in 1953 with just over 20 years of civil war. On one side stood those who were friendly to the old colonial power of France. On the other stood socialist forces with strong ties to the left guerrillas…

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Major Cities in Laos

Luang Prabang (Laos)

Vientiane (Laos) According to ITYPEMBA, Vientiane is the capital of Laos. The city stands on the banks of the Mekong River and is surrounded by fertile plains. Many buildings in Vientiane are reminiscent of the country’s close ties with Europe, such as the old colonial French mansions or the triumphal arch of Patusai, built in a style close to rococo. The triumphal arch was erected in honor of the fighters…

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Laos Healthcare and Money

Laos Money

Health care Vaccinations Vaccination needed receipt required Typhoid & Polio Yes – cholera 2 malaria 3 – Eat Drink 4 – yellow fever 1 Overview Medical care cannot be compared to Europe and is often problematic in terms of technology, equipment and hygiene. Frequently there is also a lack of European-trained doctors who speak English or French. Adequate health insurance coverage valid worldwide and reliable travel insurance are strongly recommended.…

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