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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

LAOS

Asia

LAOS

Asia

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Capital: Vientiane (Viangchan)

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

Government: Lao People's Democratic Republic

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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