By joining this race, you will not only help save young lives, but also enjoy the beauty of Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage town in Laos. You can run through the scenic streets, temples, and rivers of this charming town.
Blacksmithing is not only a craft, but also a cultural heritage of Laos. It reflects the history, diversity, creativity, and resilience of the Lao people.
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.
Every year countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day (WBDD). The event serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood. A blood service that gives patients access to safe blood and blood products in sufficient
Laos, with its lush landscapes, mystical temples, and rich cultural heritage, beckons travellers from around the world. Yet, as visitors, we carry a responsibility to preserve this enchanting land for future generations. This is where sustainability in travel comes into play. Why Sustainability Matters: Sustainability is vital for preserving the natural beauty and cultural richness
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
If you are planning to visit Laos, you should be aware of some dos and don’ts that will help you enjoy your trip and respect the local culture. Laos is a beautiful country with friendly people and rich traditions, but it also has some rules that you should follow to avoid offending anyone or getting
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
by Dr Ingrid Suter, Asian Captive Elephant Standards, 19 Feb 2023 Elephant-based tourism is nothing new. The older backpackers among us will remember the streetwalking elephants of Bangkok, a common sight in the 1990s and early 2000s. Even then it felt uncomfortable, seeing this majestic animal amidst the backdrop of tuktuks, taxis and tarmac. 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
Traveling with children just became a whole lot easier with the opening of Crazy Golf in Luang Prabang. This is a great opportunity to relieve some of the hassle that inevitably occurs during overseas travel.
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
As a true plant lover, I remember well the first time I experienced the Laos Orchid Trek in Phou Khao Khouay, near Vientiane, with Bertrand, about a year ago.
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.
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