Workshops at TAEC, Traditional Arts Ethnology Center, Luang Prabang. Have you ever wanted to learn how to embroider like a Hmong woman, or try your hand at Khmu bamboo weaving? TAEC is now offering half-day workshops for you! These fun activities are taught by Hmong and Kmhmu artisans, and include a tour of the
Travel Tips Luang Prabang: Kuang Si Waterfall visit. Everyone who takes a visit to Luang Prabang needs some nature, we all agree, but before you head out to explore the Kuang Si waterfalls, here is some tips, ideas and suggestions for your day out. Most likely the Kuang Si waterfalls are the biggest attraction in
The Living Land Farm Experience in Luang Prabang What do you know about rice? What do you know about selecting the seed, the preparation of the fields, the planting or even just harvesting and treating this precious plant…?? We have visited the Living Land Farm in Luang Prabang and have learned all about it!
Living with Elephants in Laos, an Elephant Sanctuary visit at Elephant Conservation Center in Sayabouri. No doubt, this can be a highlight of your Laos Tour, the visit at the Elephant Conservation Center in Sayabouri, in the western corner of Laos, just a few hours drive from Luang Prabang. We have visited the center
Come see the Ethnik – Fashion Show at Hive Bar and Smokehouse in Luang Prabang! The textiles from Laos are some of the most beautiful in Southeast Asia. Today, the traditional clothing of ethnic groups are threatened by globalization. In a move to help combat the influx of inexpensive jeans and t-shirts, branches of the government and volunteer
Elephant interaction in Luang Prabang, a tour and visit at Elephant Village The original name of Laos is “Lane Xang” or “The land of a million elephants” In the past and even until today, most of these impressive animals were used as labor to carry heavy loads in logging. Many of the Elephants in Laos
Luang Prabang Travel Tip Tad Thong Waterfall Tour Luang Prabang Travel Tips – Best waterfalls to visit Visiting Luang Prabang without seeing one of the beautiful waterfalls is considered a sin! But seeing only the crowded Kuang Si or day-time amusement-park-like Tad Sae waterfall with its Ziplines and Elephants could count as such
Laos Home Stay Experience in a Lao Hmong Village I work as an intern on a Community Based Tourism (CBT) project for Tiger Trail Fair Trek. Tourism benefiting communities translates into an alternative way of tourism through cooperation with the locals. This is one of the definitions I found: “CBT is tourism that takes
Vang Vieng Cycling Adventure, a beautiful day out in Laos. During my stay in Vang Vieng I had a great opportunity to explore the Lao outdoors on a “lot-thiip” (bicycle). Cycling Laos is truly a great way to explore Laos in a very calm and exciting way. There are plenty of different cycling
Lao Awk Phansaw Festival The Full Moon Festival of Lights Thousand lights, merit making, boat race, decorated temples, banana-leaf boats – see Laos changed! Also known as Ok Watsa (Awk Watsa), this festival celebrates the end of the Buddhist Lent (Vassa). Lent lasts three month during rainy season. Monks focus on meditation, reviving their
Balloon over Laos, Hot Air Ballooning in Vang Vieng. Visiting Laos was on my list for long, and I booked a tour through Laos with a local tour provider. BUT riding a balloon has always been my dream! And here in Laos, this dream unexpectedly came true one early morning in the mist
Hillside Resort is a “lifestyle” hotel in the countryside of Luang Prabang We recently enjoyed a family day, just 20 min. drive from Luang Prabang. We indulged in some easy activities for the adults, while the kids-crew took a car and awaited us at the swimming pool. Be assured, in this magic place,
LAOS 4X4 EXPLORE LAOS – JEEP ADVENTURE Exploring Laos with a Jeep may well be an adventure by itself and tough enough for most. But not knowing mechanics and under-estimating (cold) temperatures in the Lao wilderness will eventually make such an endeavor a real lifetime memory, good or bad… –:– We started our Laos
Laos may not be a huge country, but its remoteness and rugged terrain mean that different regions, though they may not be all that distant from each other as the crow flies, can have different languages, different customs, and very different atmospheres. There’s a lot of good exploring packed into this one, green, mountainous country.