The Rough Guide to Laos

The Rough Guide to Laos

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This guide features detailed coverage of the sights of Laos from the Buddhist temples of Louang Phabang to the French colonial architecture of Vientiane and the mysterious Khmer ruins at Wat Phou. There are detailed listings of the best places to eat and stay, as well as incisive articles on the history of Laos, its religion, arts, peoples and environment. The authors also provide advice on a wealth of activities, including trekking in Louang Namtha, cycling in Muang Sing, kayaking on the Nam Ha River and exploring the caves at Vang Viang.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 130.6 x 198.6 x 18.3mm | 381.02g
  • Rough Guides Ltd
  • ROUGH GUIDES
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 24pp full colour photographs, 49 maps, glossary, index
  • 185828905X
  • 9781858289052
  • 1,408,588

Table of contents

Colour section. Basics. The guide: Vientiane and the northwest; Louang Phabang; the northeast; the far north; south central Laos; the far south. Contexts: history; religion and belief systems; the arts; Laos's ethnic mosaic; the environment; literature and myths; books. Language: language; key to pronunciation; tones and markers; words and phrases in Lao.show more

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NO SELF-RESPECTING TRAVELLER CAN BE WITHOUT A COPY OF THE ROUGH GUIDEThe Guardian, Londonshow more

Author information

Jeff Cramer has spent most of the last decade travelling and working in Southeast Asia, as a university teacher in Chang Mai and later as a journalist based in Bangkok. Steven Martin now works in Bangkok and has written news and feature stories that have been published worldwide.show more

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