Did You Know

  • There are 1,500 hundred species of Australian spiders and the average person swallows three a year.
  • There are more Lao people living outside of Laos, than inside Laos.
  • The Mekong River in Laos is known as "Mae nam Khong", which means the mother of all rivers.
  • Laos sticky rice can be a desert and dinner!
  • Every year in Sainyabuli in Laos, there is an elephant festival. The elephants march, lift logs and eat bananas.
  • The capital city of Laos is Vientiane.
  • The Asian Water Buffalo spend most of their days submerged in the muddy waters of Asia's tropical and subtropical forests.
  • The capital city of Vietnam is Hanoi.
  • Have you heard of pot-bellied pigs? They are indigenous to Vietnam and have big bellies that touch the ground when they stand.
  • The major religion followed in Vietnam is Buddhism.