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
Laos has officially launched its “Visit Laos Year 2024” campaign, expecting to attract millions of international visitors to the Southeast Asian country, which has been touted as a “paradise of culture, nature, and history.” The initiative will boast some 79 cultural events for visitors to enjoy, led by a strategic multi-platform digital campaign. Among the
The boat racing festival is one of the main activities on Luang Prabang province’s calendar, and takes place every year during Boun Hor Khaopadapdin on the 15th day of the ninth month in the Lao lunar year.
The boat racing tradition in Luang Prabang is deeply rooted in the rich cultural heritage of Laos. It’s an event that showcases not only the competitive spirit of the participants but also the close-knit community bonds that exist in this charming town.
When it comes to choosing your next travel destination, there’s a world of options out there. However, if you’re seeking a truly authentic, unspoiled, and unforgettable experience, let us introduce you to the hidden gem that is Laos.
Last week we journeyed from Vang Vieng to the south of Laos on an inspection trip. I’ll write about what we found and experienced in the coming months. Looking through the photos I couldn’t help but notice the beauty of Laos. The skies are blue and the lands are green, Laos holds a unique charm
Lao New Year 2023, also known as Pi Mai Lao, is a traditional festival that celebrates the start of a new year according to the Lao lunar calendar. The holiday is typically celebrated for three days from April 14th to 16th and is the most important festival in Laos. This year it runs from the
Written by Amrita Paul The Xayaboury Elephant Festival is immensely popular with locals but has caused concern among international tourists who worry about the treatment of elephants. A major event held in the northwestern province each year, the Xayaboury Elephant Festival attracts thousands of people who gather to see the spectacle of captive elephants
National Geographic has named Laos one of the top destinates to visit in 2023. The COVID-19 pandemic closed the borders of many tourism-dependent countries, such as Laos. But the Southeast Asian country known for its emerald-green vistas of the Upper Mekong River got a boost in domestic travel with the December 2021 inauguration of a Chinese-financed and -constructed
This article was published last year by Garland Magazine and we wished to share the art of floral offerings in Laos with you. Linda McIntosh and Tiao Nith describe the floral offerings that are traditionally offered in Lao temples, which are changing now that they depend more on items purchased from markets. The floral offerings
A trip to Laos is the perfect opportunity to get off the beaten track in Southeast Asia. With thousands of years of history and dozens of colorful cities to explore, Laos is sure to capture the heart of any traveller. If you are planning a trip to this country, currently you need to organize it
LPB Collective aims to bring together Luang Prabang businesses with the general public living in Laos to promote domestic tourism and local business.
Source: Vientiane Times Boun Hor Khaopadapdin is an annual festival during which the people of Laos “feed” spirits with home-made parcels of food, reflecting their love, respect and gratitude for their deceased ancestors and guardians. The festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the ninth month in the Lao lunar calendar. It is a
The beginning of the Buddhist lent. Buddhist Lent is a period of three lunar months starting on the first day after the full moon of the eighth lunar month. It marks the beginning of the rainy season.
Lao new Year 14th to 16th April 2019
3 magical days in Laos for Pi Mai Lao (Lao New Year)
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
The annual Half Marathon Weekend is coming soon with many activities from Oct 19-Oct 23rd in the beautiful and historic UNESCO heritage town of Luang Prabang, Laos. This is an opportunity for locals, expats and tourists to have a great time while supporting the Lao Friends Hospital for Children. The charity race takes place on Sunday,
The Luang Prabang “Mark Community”, Greets Elephants to UNESCO World Heritage festivities in Dec ember 2015 LUANG PRABANG, LAO PDR; “The Mark Community” led Luang Prabang’s public and private sector tourism stakeholders in sponsoring an Elephant Baci Ceremony during the city’s 20th anniversary as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The event welcomed a 20-strong Elephant
The annual Boat Racing Festival is a widely celebrated event in Luang Prabang where long boats race one another down the Mekong River. It is also a celebration of the spiritual Nagas (dragons) that help protect the country.