Laos is the destination of Southeast Asia's most pristine natural landscape, historical sites and intact cultures, has attracted many foreign tourists from over the world over the past years.
Since the end of the war in 1975, Laos has become the most stable and peaceful country in the region. Theravada Buddhism is the main religion of about 90 percent of Lao people and the impact of Buddhism to our daily life is immense.
Laos is known as a peaceful country largely because it is a very safe country with a low crime rate, political stability and a peaceful and friendly society. In most places, the incidence of robbery and assault is relatively low and Laos has strict anti-gun and drug laws.
Unlike neighbouring countries like Thailand that has so many bad history of protests, violence and interruptions to foreign visitors, you will never encounter anything like that in a peaceful country like Laos.
Laos is often touted as a "peaceful" nation by our foreign visitors, and many Laotians express heartfelt gratitude for living in a country free of violence, danger or disasters, a country of seeming plenty where its citizens are free to study, work and prosper, to raise children into good people and they can be confident will grow up to adulthood and preserve our valued Lao tradition.
For many visitors to our beautiful country, the worst moment they encounter is one when they have to say "Sork Dee" (good bye).