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Of the three former French colonies in Indochina, Laos is the least developed and most enigmatic. A succession of colonial domination, internal armed conflict and dogmatic socialism meant that in the seventies, the country would sink and almost 10% of its population emigrate. Today, after being isolated from the rest of the world for almost decade and a half, this country, landlocked and sparsely populated, enjoy a period of peace, economic and political structures are stabilized gradually and the flow has started of visitors. The total absence of foreign influence allows the traveler to approach the more traditional lifestyle in Southeast Asia. From the fertile lowlands of the Mekong River valley to the rugged mountains of Annam, travelers who have visited Laos qualify him as the star of Southeast Asia.

In Laos you can visit cities like Huay Xai, Laos, Luang Nam Tha or Vientiane
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Laos, 1 officially Lao PDR, 3 (in Lao: ສາ ທາ ລະ ນະ ລັດ ປະ ຊາ ທິ ປະ ໄຕ ປະ ຊາ ຊົນ ລາວ, Sathalanalat Paxathipatai Paxaxon Lao) is a landlocked country in Southeast Asia. It borders Myanmar to the west, with north China, with Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to the south and Thailand to the west. The present territory of Laos belonged to the kingdom of Lan Xang (Land of a Million Elephants) between the fourteenth and eighteenth centuries. After the colonial period, when the country was a French colony, gained independence in 1949. After independence there was a civil war that ended in 1975 with the rise of the communist Pathet Lao. The presence of private companies has increased since mid-1980. Laos is ranked among the countries with the lowest degree of freedom económica4 (see the economy over Laos). Nevertheless, the country's economy grew by 7.2% in 2006.5 the 35th country with the highest growth in the world. 80% of the population works in agriculture subsistencia.5 The country has a large ethnic variety, but 70% are ethnic Lao lao.5 The term is also used to refer to the dominant language and the country's official also speaks French.
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