Tropical forests, home to many rare
species of flora and fauna are found in
comparative abundance throughout Laos.
As a consequence, Laos offers great
attractions to a growing number of
eco-tourists. By establishing necessary
facilities, Laos intends to position
itself as a unique travel destination.
It wants to avoid the negative impact on
its environment which are a feature of
traditional forms of tourism. In
particular, Laos intends to preserve its
typical culture and natural habitats.
These measures shall help avert the
imminent threats to nature in Laos such
as shifting cultivation, chasing of rare
animals, and widespread logging of
A model for a resort
operated in an ecologically friendly way
is Tat Lo. Located in Saravane province
on the banks of the Se Set river, it is
constructed almost entirely from native
materials using local techniques.
Trekking and river rafting can be
arranged in the area. Other regions such
as Dong Hua Sao area in Champassack
province are currently being surveyed
with regard to their suitability for