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Hot Air Balloon over Vang Vieng, Laos
Hot Air Balloon over Vang Vieng, Laos

Vang Vieng

Vang Vieng is a small town north of Vientiane, on the Nam Song River in Laos. It's surrounded by striking limestone mountains and caves.
Photo by Yosi Bitran

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LAOS

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    Capital:Vientiane (Viangchan)

    Location:Southeastern Asia, northeast of Thailand, west of Vietnam

    Currency:kips (LAK)

    Area:236,800 sq km

    Population:7,574,356 (July 2021 est.)

    Languages:Lao (official), French, English, various ethnic languages

    Religion:Buddhist 64.7%, Christian 1.7%, none 31.4%, other/not stated 2.1% (2015 est.)

    TimeZone:UTC+7

    Tel Code:+856

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