If you’re planning a trip to Laos, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the customs and culture of this beautiful country to ensure a pleasant and respectful experience. Scroll through the slideshow below of dos and don’ts. Laos is a fascinating destination, with a rich history and culture, and by following these guidelines, you can
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Learning Through Travel: How Responsible Travel UK’s Trip for a Trip Programme Inspired Disadvantaged Students in Luang Prabang
Responsible Travel UK (RT) runs a Trip for a Trip programme (T4T) – they have helped 5000 disadvantaged children to go on a fun day trip. These day trips are not only fun – they also show the children why tourists flock to their country in the hope children might see the benefit that tourism
Laos is still referred to as the country of a million elephants, but today there are only about 800 left in the country, of which only half still exist in the wild. The elephant is an iconic symbol of Laos and the animals are a big tourist draw, even though the population is dwindling rapidly.
The Monk’s Long March (ຕະຫລາດສົດ ບ້ານໜອງບົວທອງ) takes place at Ban Norng Bua Tong Market, located at Km. 40 on Route 13S. It serves as the meeting point for Day 3 of this unique Buddhist practice known as Dhutanga. During this practice, monks engage in long-distance walking meditation, carrying their belongings in bowls and using a
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