"Not all who wander are lost." -- J.R.R. Tolkien

"Everything you could possibly need to know about Laos - the wildlife, architecture, transportation, even how to order an Ovaltine."

USA Today

More open to tourism than ever before, Laos is closest to the romantic image of South-East Asia. With strong rural traditions and a deeply spiritual culture the 'Land of a Million Elephants' holds the edge in peaceful, laid-back travel. This indispensable, expanded guide has insider tips on every corner of the country.

  • 29 fully updated maps, including a colour country map
  • authoritative explanations of Lao art and culture
  • handy language and food sections, with Lao script
  • all the details on air, road and river travel
  • the lowdown on border crossings from China, Thailand and Vietnam

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