Laos Geography

Travel climate in Laos

Laos has a tropical climate with three different seasons. The pleasant dry season is from October to February: 8-30 ° C, low humidity, good weather during the day, mostly sunny, it can get cold at night. In the Lao mountain regions, such as Houeixai, Pak Beng, Luang Prabang and Plain of Jars, it can be very cold with temperatures of 0 to 5 ° C.

March to May are known as a pleasant hot season: 22 to 35 ° C, high humidity, cloudy, good weather often alternating with hot and steamy weather. The months of June to September are the rainy months and despite heavy rain and high humidity, pleasantly warm: 25 to 35 ° C.

You can tour Laos all year round. A tour is also possible in summer if you don’t mind the very hot weather. The main problem is the impassability of some roads during the summer. Paths can be blocked by erosion or landslides, especially in mountainous regions. It should be noted that some farmers may experience respiratory problems in March and April due to the fact that some farmers are not in good health. Such cases are rare, but should be mentioned here.

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Fauna and flora in Laos

50% of Laos is forested with rainforests, tropical plants or monsoon forests, of which 8% are classified as primeval forest. Some predators also live in Laos, such as leopards, clouded leopards and tigers. As in most Asian countries, elephants are used as livestock. There are various species of monkeys in Laos, such as slow loris, crested gibbons and robed monkeys. Many animals are protected, including buffalo, antelopes and bears.

Laos is a wonderful travel destination for all nature and plant lovers. Because in the Laotian flora, in addition to imposing mountains and huge waterfalls, there are partly still completely untouched forests. While the trees in the rainforest keep their foliage all year round, in the monsoon forests, in addition to the year-round foliage-bearing trees, there are also species such as the ironwood tree and the teak tree. Rosewood and bamboo also grow in the monsoon forests. Above all, subtropical pines and oaks grow in the mountains. The plateaus form a savannah landscape with little vegetation, but instead a grassy landscape. Rice, corn, yams, soy and mung beans, cotton, potatoes, peanuts, sugar, tea and coffee are mainly grown in the fertile plains.

Flora in Laos

Natural resources and agriculture in Laos

Laos lives from agriculture, about 80% of the population. The alluvial plains of the Mekong and its tributaries and the Bolavens Plateau in southern Laos are particularly suitable for agriculture.

Rice is the main product of agricultural production and accounts for about 40% of the total volume produced. Only 10% of the amount produced is sold in the markets, the rest is consumed by the farmers themselves. Laos has a very high biodiversity in rice, around 3000 to 4000 varieties are known, most of which belong to the sticky rice varieties. In addition to rice, maize, potatoes, yams, mongoose and soybeans, peanuts, cotton, sugar, coffee and tea are grown.

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