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All of Southeast Asia is inexpensive (aside from the airfare to get there), but laid-back Laos is the best of the bunch — especially in the beautiful countryside, where you’ll find lush forests, historic temples and tumbling waterfalls rushing down the Mekong River. You can travel comfortably here on $35 a day: A beer will cost around 85 cents, while lodging will set you back $3 for a room with a shared bathroom, or $8 for a typical hotel room. Laos is renowned for its silks, and you can purchase a handmade silk wall hanging for as little as $5.

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laolamleuak wrote:

All of Southeast Asia is inexpensive (aside from the airfare to get there), but laid-back Laos is the best of the bunch — especially in the beautiful countryside, where you’ll find lush forests, historic temples and tumbling waterfalls rushing down the Mekong River. You can travel comfortably here on $35 a day: A beer will cost around 85 cents, while lodging will set you back $3 for a room with a shared bathroom, or $8 for a typical hotel room. Laos is renowned for its silks, and you can purchase a handmade silk wall hanging for as little as $5.

image-aHR0cDovL2JsdWJlZGJ1aWEwMTo4My9pLzYxL0IyNUZGRENEQ0M2MEZERDQ4MzI1MzAxRTYwNTc0RC5qcGc.jpg

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Thank you for sharing this picture touched me! Lao is the land of Budda and if I have to choose one to represent Lao this one would be it.

Nangdarling

 



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you forgot to mention that Laos is peaceful and freindly country. Thanks for sharing.

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what is the name of this water fall? very beautiful and peaceful :))

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I think it is Lee Pee or Li Pi.

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as my friends visited there and told me, Laos is not the cheapest one for tourism...food, guesthouse are expensive ...

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as my friends visited there and told me, Laos is not the cheapest one for tourism...food, guesthouse are expensive ...




 agree!!!!! all the guesthouses and hotels are very expensive and they charge you by US dollar... and sometimes if they know that you come from another country then they will charge you more than the usual price no



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It depends on where you go and how you act. If you are expecting great deals in downtown Vientiane, then you will be sadly mistaken like many people are. Of course tourist areas will be more expensive. If business can charge what they do and people are still willing to pay for it, then they have no reason to stop.

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laolamleuak wrote:

All of Southeast Asia is inexpensive (aside from the airfare to get there), but laid-back Laos is the best of the bunch — especially in the beautiful countryside, where you’ll find lush forests, historic temples and tumbling waterfalls rushing down the Mekong River. You can travel comfortably here on $35 a day: A beer will cost around 85 cents, while lodging will set you back $3 for a room with a shared bathroom, or $8 for a typical hotel room. Laos is renowned for its silks, and you can purchase a handmade silk wall hanging for as little as $5.

image-aHR0cDovL2JsdWJlZGJ1aWEwMTo4My9pLzYxL0IyNUZGRENEQ0M2MEZERDQ4MzI1MzAxRTYwNTc0RC5qcGc.jpg

http://www.bing.com/travel/content/search?q=World's+Cheapest+Destinations%3a+Laos



 And when are these rates? I was in Laos only in 2008, the cost is 30-50% more than that.  I travelled the countryside. Yes, traveling in Laos is retively cheaper but not that cheap as  you mentioned here.  This can be misleading. I advise travellers should always have contingency funds.



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Anonymous wrote:

as my friends visited there and told me, Laos is not the cheapest one for tourism...food, guesthouse are expensive ...




agree!!!!! all the guesthouses and hotels are very expensive and they charge you by US dollar... and sometimes if they know that you come from another country then they will charge you more than the usual price no

 



I agree I was in Vientiane over Xmas and the restraunts are more expensive than Thailand

 



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