The Boten-Vientiane railway, which opened in December 2021, has transformed travel in Laos. The train journey from the capital, Vientiane, to the former royal capital, Luang Prabang, now takes just two hours, compared to seven by car. The railway snakes through the Laotian countryside, passing through some of the 75 tunnels that were carved into
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As part of your holidays to Laos, you can explore the Plain of Jars in Xieng Khouang province. This archaeological site features hundreds of ancient stone jars that date back to the Iron Age. The jars are scattered around the upland valleys and the lower foothills of the central plain of the Xiangkhoang Plateau, arranged
Vietnam’s Green and Smart Mobility JSC. (GSM) has launched its pure electric taxi service in Vientiane, Laos, under the brand name “Xanh SM”. This marks a step further in GSM’s “Go Green Global” strategy to establish itself as an international electric mobility services provider and promote the adoption of green mobility beyond borders. The company
The 10-cabin RV Laos Pandaw started its winter season cruises last week, travelling from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang on the Upper Mekong. The elegant riverboat navigates the Upper Mekong between Huay Xai on the Laos side of the Mekong River and Luang Prabang, the UNESCO World Heritage city, where it stops for three nights
We are not a ticketing agent and provide the information below for your convenience only. See China-Laos Railway Company for current information. The bullet train, named Lane Xang, opened on 2 Dec 2021. The streamlined “China-standard” bullet train, or the Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) train, designed and built by Chinese companies, can run at 160
In Laos, food is the most important activity throughout the day. In the local language, it is quite common for people to greet each other by immediately asking, “Have you eaten food?” (“Kin khao laeo bor?”). Food is often the topic of many conversations, especially when eating and sharing dishes between friends and family. Additionally, Lao people take great passion in sharing traditional dishes with curious travelers.
Take a step back and consider how much of your life is transmitted over the inherently insecure internet. Do you feel a creeping sense of dread? That’s entirely reasonable, considering the forces arrayed against your privacy. One of the best ways to secure your data is to use a virtual private network (VPN), which also
Get out of town and discover rice paddies and charming villages.
From the glorious twin falls of Tad Fane, to the voluminous amount of water passing over Khone Pha Pheng falls, here are the top 5 waterfalls in Laos that you must see!
The Luang Prabang film festival (LPFF) rocks to a different beat than others. Not only do they screen amazing talent from South East Asia but they are on a mission – a social mission. Started by one man about 6 years ago simply because there was no theatre in Luang Prabang, it has grown to one
By Eliot Stein September 15, 2016 At the Gibbon Experience in northwest Laos, zip-lines connect some of the tallest treehouses in the world. (Felipe Rodríguez Vasquez) During our honeymoon, my wife strapped herself to a steel cable, kissed me goodbye and threw herself off the side of a mountain. I watched as she disappeared into the jungle
Laos is fast becoming a popular cycling destination in southeast Asia. Here are five reasons why Laos is the best place to go cycling in Southeast Asia, and possibly the world! 1. The Amazing Views Laos has some of the most inspiring and varied landscapes in the region. For a small trip, we will take