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
Where to eat in Vang Vieng Vang Vieng offers a diverse range of dining options, catering to all budgets and preferences. Here are some recommendations Fine Dining: Local Lao: International Cuisine: Other options: Where to stay Vang Vieng, Laos is an incredible destination for travelers seeking an exciting and adventurous experience. However, finding accommodation can
Uncover hidden gems and attractions that make Luang Prabang a must-visit destination.
If you’re looking for a relaxing getaway in Laos, you might want to check out Nong Khiaw. This charming town is nestled among the limestone mountains and the Nam Ou river, and offers plenty of activities for nature lovers and adventure seekers. Here are some of the things you can do in Nong Khiaw: Nong
Are you looking for an adventure of a lifetime? Do you love cycling and exploring new places? If so, you might want to consider a biking tour from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang. Biking Laos has launched a new 12-day guided bicycle tour that will take you through the stunning landscapes and cultures of Thailand
If you are looking for an adventure that will challenge you physically and mentally, while also rewarding you with stunning views and unforgettable memories, then you should consider doing a one day trek in Laos. Laos is a landlocked country in Southeast Asia, known for its rich culture, diverse wildlife, and beautiful landscapes. Trekking in
Lao coffee is seriously good – especially if you like your coffee strong and full-bodied. Whilst the majority of coffee in Laos is grown on the Bolaven Plateau, specialty roasters and extraordinary coffee shops can be found right throughout the country including Luang Prabang. Coffee has been a staple of Laos ever since it was
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
Gordon Ramsay named Laos and Vietnam as the world’s top food destinations in a recent interview. During a trip to Seoul, the 56-year-old celebrity chef stopped by his new pizza restaurant in the city, Gordon Ramsay Street Pizza, to speak with Korean YouTuber Cho Seung-yeon about the poor reputation of food, the obsession with celebrity
Laos closed all borders in March 2020 and they only opened on 9 May 2022. People reliant on tourism went home and grew food or got other jobs in other industries such as construction. As if the pandemic didn’t cause enough hardship to this beautiful country of 7 million people, the current fuel crisis and
Laos opened its borders to international tourists on 9 May. Laos has been closed since March 2020 when the pandemic hit. With massive inflation over 2021-2022, Laos is suffering. Laos is looking forward to welcoming tourists and the support their spending brings to the local economy. Inflation in Laos increased to 9.9 percent year-on-year in
With travel opening up again and the expectation that from July 2022 tourists can enter with ease, have you wondered how you can travel more responsibly? Tourism can benefit local people and places, leading to much richer experiences for us travellers; but we all have a part to play. As well as benefitting communities, we
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.
If you are lucky enough to have made it to Luang Prabang in Northern Laos (travel is now possible again after a 2-year border closure) make sure you discover all the treasures of this UNESCO heritage town and unlock secrets and fascinating history with the help of a local guide. Here is a one-day itinerary.
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
Jungle Jar will provide communities with income to help develop village infrastructure and provide money to the participating families to send a child to school or higher education.
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
FairTrek’s latest program, Mushrooms for the Masses, brings sustainable agriculture to rural Lao villages. Mushrooms contribute nutrition & wealth building in a sustainable way.
High in the mountains of Laos lives a minority society, a group of people with a clan system strong in cultural traditions, forged by centuries of animism and ancestral worship and working the land, that they have survived war, desolation and years of oppression. This is the home of the Hmong.