Laos (pronounce /ˈlɑːoʊs/ or /ˈlaʊs/), officially the Lao People's Democratic Republic, is a landlocked country in southeast Asia, bordered by Burma (Myanmar) and China to the northwest, Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to the south, and Thailand to the west. Laos traces its history to the Kingdom of Lan Xang or Land of a Million Elephants, which existed from the fourteenth to the eighteenth century. After a period as a French protectorate, it gained independence in 1949. A long civil war ended officially when the communist Pathet Lao movement came to power in 1975 but the protesting between factions continued for several years.

Trivia about laos

  • Lao, the official language of this southeast Asian country, is mostly monosyllabic
  • A 1961 JFK-Khrushchev summit ended in an agreement on this neighbor of Vietnam & Cambodia
  • You may dine on ants' eggs at a restaurant in this country's capital of Vientiane
  • A railway link across the Mekong River connects Thailand with this country
  • Vientiane
  • In the 1700s Vientiane, now capital of this Asian country, was capital of its own kingdom
  • The trail bearing Ho's name was a series of Viet Cong supply routes mostly through this neighboring nation
  • TV newsman Peter Arnett was once the editor of Vientiane World, a newspaper in this country
  • The Mekong River provides transportation for this landlocked Indochinese nation
  • To the west, Thailand; to the east, Vietnam; to the south, Cambodia
  • Of the 3 countries of Indochina, the 1 that's landlocked
  • Vietnam's longest
  • In 1893 this Southeast Asian nation became a protectorate of France
  • The friendship bridge links Nong Khai in Thailand to Vientiane in this country
  • In Indochina:Vientiane
  • Thou art landlocked in this Southeast Asian country, yet may still enjoy its cities of Xam Nua & Muang Xon
  • Drained principally by a tributary of the Mekong River, the Plain of Jars is found in this landlocked country
  • Of the 3 countries of Indochina, the only one that is landlocked
  • Of the 3 countries that border Vietnam, the one whose name does not begin with the same letter as the other 2