Local time: 12:28 AM |
Hotline Zalo Whats App Viber

Dos and Don'ts on travelling Laos

It is important to know about your dos and don's in Laos if you are travelling to this country, either for a short visit or for a longer stay. Laotians are hospitable, friendly and enthusiastic people. Therefore, take note some tips below to have a enjoyable and relaxing trip without any troubles.

1. Dos

- The Lao word for Hello is "Sa Bai Dee", say with a smile and you will be welcomed.

- The formal greeting is called "Nop", is usually used with handshake between men. 

- Take off shoes before enter Lao's house or temple.

- Dress neatly, keep silence and be polite while visit temples or any sacred places in Laos.

- If you want to join the Alms Giving ceremony in every morning, a traditional custom of Laotian, keep silence and show your respect for this ritual.

- Accept drink or water that Lao people serve even you don't want to drink. 

- Try Lao traditional foods as much as possible. 


2. Don'ts

- Use your feet to touch or point at something, someone. 

- Shout or make noise in public. 

- Throw trash in wrong places is considered improper. 

- Bath nude in public is impolite and rude to Lao culture.

- Turn you back to the statue of Buddha.

- Make noise, honking on joining Lao street.

- Touch on Lao women's body or kiss her hand without permission is rude, discourteous.