Laos Country in Asia information and photo #Laos – Laos flag, maps, people, coloring pages and more. Laos is a Southeast Asian country traversed by the Mekong River and known for its mountainous terrain, French colonial architecture, hill tribe settlements and Buddhist monasteries. Vientiane, the laid-back capital, is the site of That Luang, a reliquary reportedly housing the Buddha’s breastbone, plus the Patuxai war memorial and Talat Sao (Morning Market), a shopping complex jammed with food, clothes and craft stalls.
Currency: Lao kip
Population: 6.77 million (2013) World Bank
President: Choummaly Sayasone