The country is about the same size as Minnesota or Romania with a population of around 6 million people which are predominately Buddhist. Laos capital of Vientiane sits across the Mekong River from Thailand. In the north lies Luang Prabang, the royal capital of the country in the 14th. century and is today a part of the World Heritage sites.
Today, Laos is a country with amazing nature and scenery. The population of the country is relatively young and very friendly and helpful to tourists coming into the country. Infrastructure is improving and for nature lovers, who still get a taste and feel of beautiful pure unspoiled fauna and flora, this is a great place to visit. A combination of modern city, such as Vientiane, and the hill tribe population of the north makes a vacation to this country an unforgettable experience.