Laos is slowly opening itself to the rest of the world after decades of isolation. Its seclusion is mainly due to its territory that doesn't reach the coast of the sea, which was prominent in establishing a strong economy, and also because of powerful countries that surround its area, making Laos seem inferior. Its isolation may have a negative impact in a way that now it has to catch up to modern day’s standard, but it has helped them conserve their basic values and tradition (Introduction).
Unlike any other countries, Laos is very comfortable with where they are. They nicely welcome cultural trespass from foreign cultures to theirs. They are satisfied so they have no real serious ambition; but they are continuously developing at their own pace (Laos History).