The official name of this country is Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lao PDR. There are many who will tell you that an alternative meaning of PDR is ‘Please Don’t Rush’. And this rather sums up the locals and the way of being. Vientiane is the capital and is a laid-back, yet charmingly cosmopolitan town. A delightful walking tour will take you on a tour of the major sites of temples, museums and monuments and some splendid surprises. Going north, you find the Unesco World Heritage City of Luang Prabang known for its numerous temples, colonial era architecture, and vibrant night market. Even further north, the country gets very mountainous with trekking available for people open for something of a challenge while the south of the country finds you at the Mekong delta flatlands.