LAOS, ALONG THE MEKONG
The Land of a Million Elephants
In the shadows of its giant neighbors, Vietnam and Thailand, Laos is one of the best-kept secrets of Southeast Asia. Low key but full of treasures, "the Land of a Million Elephants" offers a multitude of exhilarating experiences from the old-fashioned charm of its capital, Vientiane, to the stunning temples of Luang Prabang, the royal city nestled in the meanders of the Mekong River.
Laos is also a land of mountains and high plateaus and the home to ethnic minorities such as the Hmong who have remained faithful to their ancestral lifestyle.
Exploring Laos is like revisiting an eternal and fantasized Asia of a bygone era.