Jewel Of The Mekong
known as the Jewel of the Mekong.
is surrounded by China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand,
and Burma. Laos is a mountainous country, especially
in the north, where peaks rise above 9,000 ft. Dense
forests cover the northern and eastern areas. The
Mekong River, which forms the boundary with Burma
and Thailand, flows through the country for 932
miles of its course.
is the capital and is on the Mekong River