Welcome to Laos, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. Discover this landlocked country with its thickly forested landscape and rugged mountains. Learn of France and America’s part in the long civil war which ended in 1975. Trace Laos’ natural borders, the Mekong River to the west and the Annamite mountains to the east. Experience the extremes of Southeast Asia’s tropical and monsoonal climate.
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National Geographic Countries of the World: Laos by A. Kamala Dalal