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Laos is a fusion of cultures: Colonial architecture, coffee and croissants sit alongside open-air food stalls which line the Mekong river and the saffron-robed monks which reside around That Luang, Vientiane's holiest Buddhist monument. Walk around the former royal capital of Luang Prabang and admire the dozens of gilded temples during the day, before spending the night in a tree house high in the jungle canopy, waking up to the sound of singing gibbons Southeast Asia's most romantic ape. Footprint FocusLaos provides comprehensive coverage of this warm-hearted nation, offering information on everything from elephant treks to kayaking tours. Essentials section with useful advice on getting to and around Laos. Comprehensive, up-to-date listings of where is best to eat, sleep and play. Includes information on tour operators and activities, from dolphin watching to festivals. Detailed maps for Vientiane, Luang Prabang and other key destinations. Slim enough to fit in your pocket. Loaded with information on all the main attractions, plus many lesser-known sights, Footprint FocusLaos will prove an ideal travelling companion for your trip. The content of the Footprint focus Laosguide has been extracted from Footprint's Southeast Asia Handbook.
Claire Boobbyer is a freelance writer, editor and photographer. As well as co-authoring Footprint Belize, Guatemala & Southern Mexico, she has authored Footprint’s Guatemala and Vietnam and contributed to Footprint’s Mexico & Central America, Cuba and Thailand. Her photography has appeared in Footprint guides to Asia, Latin America and Cuba, as well as several other travel publications. Claire is currently in Vietnam and working on the newest edition Handbook for us. See also claireboobbyer.com