Laos was once known as Lan Xang which means Kingdom of a million elephants.The name was given King Fangum in 1953. It is now known officially as the Loas People's Democratic Republic. It's Capital is Vientiane and this is also it's largest city. Other large cities are Luang Prabang, Savannakhet and Pakse. Laos uses it's rivers to make electricity and then they sell this to their neighbors. These neighbors include Thailand, China and Vietnam. There is also a high demand for their metals.
This is a statue of a Laos god
This is a map of Laos
Laos is one of four countries in the opium poppy growing region known as the "Golden Triangle"