The bullet train, named Lane Xang, opened on 2 Dec 2021. The streamlined “China-standard” bullet train, or the Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) train, designed and built by Chinese companies, can run at 160 km/hour. It is operated by the Laos-China Railway Company. The express train is named Lane Xang and is equipped with snack and
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
Like many countries, Laos is in lockdown during this time. Laos had a rapid response to Coronavirus making it a safe place to travel.
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
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.
In anticipation of increasing numbers of tourists in 2022, today guides from Tiger Trail Travel are completing their Lao Safe COVID-19 training. Under the current COVID guidelines governing international tourism to Laos, tour guides and drivers constitute one of the major points of contact for tourists and great hygiene standards at all times is a
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.
Asia continues to gradually open up after COVID-19 with Cambodia and Thailand currently the easiest countries to travel to. Laos is an option although there not many tourists entering in the first 2 months since opening on January 1st. Recently, the much-awaited news of Vietnam’s reopening on the 15th March 2022 has taken many by
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
With vaccination rates much higher in populations around the world, advances in medical technology, and faster testing systems, the public health system in Laos is no longer being overrun.“This has meant that the world is now able to better cope with Covid-19, which has transitioned from a pandemic to endemic disease, or a seasonal disease
For decades, discovering South-East-Asia with a Motorcycle or a Scooter has been the choice of alternative travelers and those usually who ride motorbikes at home. One could simply rent the bikes, head off to explore and get yourself lost in the landscapes, cultures and potholes along the way… Often roadside invitations, or (unwillingly) overnight stays,
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The caves sheltered the Pathet Lao officers during the second indo-china war in the 1960s. The United States believed Laos was crucial in the prevention of communist expansion, so became caught up in the conflict between the US and the North Vietnamese, known as the Secret War.
The Nam Nern Night Safari is a totally unique experience that you can only do in Laos.
Taking on a family travel through Laos with your children is exciting and challenging – We prepared some travel tips from the Lao travel specialists perspective.
Only a 3-hour drive north of Luang Prabang, Nong Khiaw is a popular destination due to it’s accessibility, dramatic scenery and small-town atmosphere. Nong Khiaw is packed of adventure, kayaking, trekking, mountain climbs, great restaurants and places to stay.
Travelling as part of a larger Northern Trip, we travell from Muang La to Muang Ngoi down the Nam Ou river.
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.