Officials in Laos banned solo tourists from the capital of Vientiane during a recent regional ASEAN forum. Only those tourists traveling in groups arranged by local travel agencies were allowed in. The government also forced bars to close early, banned trucks and ordered women in the city to dress in traditional clothing or face fines. The actions were taken to make sure the city had the proper atmosphere for visiting dignitaries.
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