Luang Prabang Weaving Class

Weaving Classes in Luang Prabang

  Weaving in Luang Prabang & Textiles in Luang Prabang Join us and enjoy some of the finest handicraft experiences in Luang Prabang, Laos. Living Craft Center is offering weaving presentations, weaving courses, natural dyes, Lao batic and… Read More

Seeds of Culture – From Living Plants to Handicrafts at TAEC Luang Prabang

Traditional Arts and Ethnology Center Luang Prabang, TAEC, announces internationally curated exhibition   “Seeds of Culture: From Living Plants to Handicrafts” The Luang Prabang based Traditional Arts & Ethnology Centre (TAEC) has opened a new exhibit entitled, “Seeds… Read More

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Boat Racing Festival in Luang Prabang

The annual Boat Racing Festival is a widely celebrated event in Luang Prabang where long boats race one another down the Mekong River. It is also a celebration of the spiritual Nagas (dragons) that help protect the country.

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Hmong New Year | A Celebration of Colors

Hmong women in Phonsavan | Photograph by Cyril Eberle This is a remarkable story about the third largest ethnic group in Laos — the Hmong people — celebrating their biggest festival of the year. This colorful event showcases… Read More

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Silk Dyeing 101 at Ock Pop Tok

This past weekend I took a silk dyeing class at Ock Pop Tok’s Living Crafts Centre. The day was gorgeous, the sun was shining, and the skies were the brightest blue. As I walked into their cafe to wait until the… Read More

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TAEC: Help Preserve Cultural Diversity!

It was extremely hot and sunny during my first two weeks here in Luang Prabang, a rarity during the ‘rainy season’. For my first weekend, I decided to cool off from the mid-day sun and experience some cultural… Read More

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Rice is Life – Living Land Farm in Luang Prabang Laos

Rice is Life Learning how to grow sticky rice at the Living Land Farm near Luang Prabang Living Land Farm The other morning I went to the Living Land Farm just outside of Luang Prabang to experience the Rice is Life… Read More

Project Kajsiab – Helping Women and Children in Bokeo Province Laos

Kajsiab Family Project Initiative helping mountain village people in Bokeo Province, Laos History The Kajsiab Family Project is a grassroots initiative in the Bokeo Province of Laos aiming to help the local mountain people of that region. The word… Read More

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Fly in Style, Lao sport planes meets Lao Silk

Lao Society Lifestyle Magazine Fashion & Planes in Laos   Do you ever have the dream that you are flying; your stomach, heart, and mind intertwined in an aerial tango? Do you ever dream of Laos; the karst… Read More

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Preparing for Lao New Year (Pi Mai Lao) in Luang Prabang

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,… Read More

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HMONG NEW YEAR in Laos

The Lao Hmong New Year in Luang Prabang   “Easy.  Just follow the crowds in traditional dress,”  instructs Jua, one of my Hmong friends, when I ask how to find the Hmong New Year celebrations in Luang Prabang,… Read More

Festival of the Fire Boats

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…. Read More

A wedding in laos : cotton yarn and red rose

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… Read More

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Luang Prabangs Secrets Vol 1, Alms Giving

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… Read More

Awk Phansaw Festival, it’s like Christmas and the America’s Cup all in one

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… Read More

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The Lao Way of Blinking

The Lao Way Of “Blinking” How Lao people make efficient use of their car lights…   Part of driving safely is letting  other motorists around you know your intentions, so they can predict what you will do. Using… Read More

Delicacies

It’s terrible to find oneself reaching for a second helping of dog… We took a two-hour, freezing cold boat ride from Luang Prabang to a Hmong village for Hmong New Year. When we finally arrived, our boat driver/guide… Read More

Baci 101

A Lao Baci Ceremony experience… You have to wear a sin, a Lao skirt. You have to wear a scarf or some piece of fabric over your left shoulder. There has to be a monk or a holy… Read More