The Phra Bang has been regarded by devout Buddhists as a symbol of the rightful and virtuous governance of Laos, as only a worthy and ethical regime deserves to be custodian of such a sacred image
Muang Khua is a quaint town used for transit between Muang Khua and Dien Bien Phu and Muang Ngoi by boat over the Nam Ou river.
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)
Experience the Lao New Year in Luang Prabang I arrived in Laos about a week ago to find the country buzzing with excitement for the upcoming Laos New Year – called Pi Mai Lao, Boun Pi Mai, the Water Festival, or Songkran, as it is known as in Thailand. Knowing very little about the
Celebrate the end of Buddhist Lent! On the 20th of October there was Laos’ famous Festival of the Fire Boats or as they say in Lao Boun Lay Hua Fai. This festival marks the end of Buddhist Lent. For this festival, the villages around the area each make one large boat and decorate it with
A wedding in Laos Cotton yarn and red rose Legend says that there is a heavenly garden where each individual has a tree whose branches kiss those of their soul mate. The lovers are predestined by Nene (karma of love) and when the time came the couple is sent to earth, their wrists bound with a
Luang Prabang Secrets Vol. 1, Alms Giving When you live and work in a place abroad, like Luang Prabang, you look at your new home with different eyes. You will easily find a different view on daily life and will fell different about what you like and dislike. Living abroad, especially in a place like
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
A Lao Baci Ceremony experience… You wear a sin, a Lao skirt. You wear a scarf or some piece of fabric over your left shoulder. There has to be a monk or a holy man. He prays generally, then specifically, then generally again. You eat food and drink Beer Lao. I wore my sin and