A Closer Look
Closed off to visitors during the 1960s and 70s, Laos retains the mystique of an unexplored wonderland. Its relaxed pace, striking natural beauty, genuine hospitality and rich culture tend to surprise and enchant even the most experienced travelers. Though much of the country remains a tradition-bound agrarian society, the locals display a genuine, open-minded friendliness, warmly welcoming visitors. Recent updates to infrastructure and accommodations are beginning to make the country more accessible but it’s still possible to discover areas long isolated from modernizing influences. Come visit this tantalizing nation before it’s firmly added to the tourist map.