Luangprabang, Laap and Laid-back Laos April 11th 2012 Still off the beaten track (as much as I hate this term), Laos is still an underdog to Western and Asian travelers alike. Westerners because they never heard of the place and Asians BECAUSE they have heard of it. At least this is what I thought before visiting the land of the milion elephants myself. Oh, I have to mention that actually I didn't see an elephant during my 3 weeks of stay.
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Asia » Laos » West » Vientiane Laos was under the control of Siam (Thailand) from the late 18th century until the late 19th century when it became part of French Indochina. The Franco-Siamese Treaty of 1907 defined the current Lao border with Thailand. In 1975, the Communist Pathe... ... read more