• Laos Travel

    Date: 2010.03.13 | Category: Asia | Tags:

    The popularity of Laos is making tourism to be one of the largest industries that has hit this county. Lao is situated in South-East Asia and shares borders with Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar and China. The charming and friendly people will welcome the traveler to their land of unspoiled beauty. Here you can discover the many temples and activities that await you.

    Many people migrated to Laos from southern China in the 8th century. During the history of this country, the first Laotian state was formed in which the Lan Xang kingdom ruled the country. In the 18th century the kingdom was split into three kingdoms ruled by Thai and then became a French colony.

    The economy of Laos is of a poor county. Most of the occupation of the people of Lao, is in agriculture. Many of them work in rice farming. Some of the other crops that they grow are tobacco, coffee and sugarcane. Because the country is at the mercy of the elements of the climate the production can suffer. Lao is subject to floods and droughts, making the growing conditions unfavorable. With the many forests, timber, teak, benzoin and cardamom are harvested.

    Lao has three seasons where in the hot season; the temperature can reach 40 degrees Celsius. The hot season is during the months of March to May. The wet season is cooler occurring between the months of May to October. Tropical rains and downpours take place with temperatures ranging at 30 degrees Celsius. The dry season is between November and March and temperatures are as low as 15 degrees Celsius.

    The best time to travel to Laos is during November and February. There is less precipitation and the temperatures are more comfortable for the traveler.