Basic Laos Phrases
Lao is a Tai-Kadai language spoken by around 15 million people in
Laos and Thailand. Although it is not necessary to learn Lao before you
Getting Around Laos
The bus system has vastly improved over the last few years in
coverage, speed, and comfort. Nevertheless, taking...
What to wear in Laos - Clothing tips
Neat and respectful dress should be worn in all religious shrines. It is
not considered polite to visit religious monuments in shorts,
Working Hours in Laos
Under the new Laos labour law (amended in 2013), the normal hours
of work are eight hours a day, six days a week or a total of 48 hours
Electricity in Laos
In Laos the power sockets are of type A, B, C, E and F. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.Voltage and frequenc...
Tipping in Laos
Tipping is not customary in Laos. However, small gratuities may be given in appreciation for efficient, friendly service.
These days, peopl...
Counting numbers in Laos
If you’re just visiting Laos for a short while, you should be able to get by with these basic Lao phrases as people in the most touristic areas do spe...