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    DescriptionRegarded as Southeast Asia's sleepy backwater for many years, Laos' communist government ensured that the country remained closed to the outside world. Unconcerned by neighbouring Thailand's dash for modernity, Laos resolutely moved at its own pace. When the door was finally eased open for travellers in the early 90s, it revealed a beautiful country with a fascinating culture and an ethnically diverse population Today, Laos is well and truly awakening from its slumber. The capital, Vientiane, bustles with renewed energy, but many of Laos' attractions lie beyond the capital, where the rural population still ekes out an existence as subsistence farmers, fishermen, market traders and merchants. For many in the countryside, little has changed, and that is part of Laos' enduring appeal for visitors.


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    Title
    Enchanting Laos
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mick Shippen
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 80
    Width: 215 mm
    Height: 260 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781906780524
    ISBN 10: 1906780528
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T14.3
    BIC subject category V2: WTH
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-TT
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    B&T General Subject: 800
    B&T Merchandise Category: TVL
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FML
    Ingram Subject Code: TT
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T Approval Code: A19900000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SEASIN
    BISAC V2.8: TRV003060
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23150
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 64
    DC22: 915.940442, 915.9
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1FML
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 959.40022/2
    LC classification: DS555.3 .S55 2011
    LC subject heading:
    Illustrations note
    Full colour throughout
    Publisher
    John Beaufoy Publishing Ltd
    Imprint name
    John Beaufoy Publishing Ltd
    Publication date
    01 February 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Mick Shippen is a freelance writer and photographer who has lived in Thailand since 1997, first in the northern city of Chiang Mai and currently in Bangkok. He travels extensively throughout Asia conducting research for articles and taking photographs for local and international publications. He is the author of The Traditional Ceramics of Southeast Asia, and a keen biker who spends his spare time motorcycling - he has toured extensively on- and 0ff-road in northern Thailand and Laos.