What do I need to know before going to Laos?

What are the do’s and don’ts in Laos?

Be mindful of Laos’ conservative culture.

Dress conservatively – tank tops and bikinis are not appropriate attire to wear in villages or in town. Avoid overt public displays of affection and foul language. Respect local people when taking their photographs, especially of children.

Is Laos tourist friendly?

Laos is a very safe country to backpack and travel around. Violent crime against travelers is really infrequent. Pick pocketing will be your biggest concern, and it often occurs in busy market areas (especially in Vang Vieng).

Is Laos cheap?

Laos is one of the cheapest places in the world to visit, and is known for adventure travel, ecotourism, and its laid back atmosphere. For all of these reasons, and the low cost, it is very popular with the backpacking crowd.

How can I marry a Lao woman?

Unlike most other jurisdictions, a foreigner must obtain the permission of the Lao government in order to marry a Lao. Under Lao law, there are two ways of certifying a marriage to a Lao citizen in Laos: To have a foreign marriage certificate certified; or. To obtain a Lao Marriage Certificate.

Is Laos safe at night?

Stay vigilant when out at night – Although it may seem obvious when visiting anywhere new, your safety is most at risk after dark in Laos.

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How much is a meal in Laos?

Cost of Living in Laos

Restaurants Edit
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 3.22$
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 21.66$
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.00$
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.23$

What should you wear in Laos?

Despite the heat, Lao/Laotians dress conservatively. If you don’t want to be a “black sheep” dress neatly and moderately (don’t show too much skin) or you’ll get strange looks from the locals. Most Lao people swim in rivers or waterfalls with at least shorts and a T-shirt.

Is Laos conservative?

Lao culture is a bit conservative, easygoing, and family and friend centered.