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Thinking about a holiday in Laos? Here you will find a collection of our favourite Lao travel articles, videos and stories to give you an insight into what a holiday in Laos can offer.

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Alms Giving in Luang Prabang

The alms giving ceremony of Luang Prabang is steeped in cultural history and is a spectacular site as hundreds of saffron-clad monks walk in procession through the streets in the early morning. Before you go, make sure you understand the cultural significance and behavioural expectations.

Sticky Rice in Laos

Sticky rice, or 'khao niew,' has been a staple in Laos for hundreds of years. But sticky rice is more than just a food source—it is a traditional symbol of prosperity and community. It is typically offered during religious ceremonies, festivals, and communal gatherings. Learn why it holds such cultural & gastronomical significance.

Visit Laos Now – It’s Recommended!

Laos is on the tip of everyone's tongue and for good reason. Come and explore some of the many recommendations on why you should visit Laos. From travel powerhouses such as Conde Naste, National Geographic and many more - everyone is saying the same thing. Visit Laos Now.

Kuang Si Waterfalls and Surrounds

A visit to Kuang Si Waterfalls is a must when visiting Luang Prabang. Make the most of the trip out by combining one of the most beautiful waterfalls in SE Asia with bears, butterflies and buffalos and some delicious ice cream!

Top 10 Temples in Luang Prabang

Laos is known for its temples, and nowhere is this more true than in Luang Prabang, the ancient Royal Capital. There are so many temples to choose from and all have their own stories and fascinating histories. To give you a start, here are our Top 10 Temples in Luang Prabang.

The Culture of Lao Food

There is no better way to understand Lao culture than through the medium of Lao food. Join us on this culinary exploration of Lao food and insight into Lao culture. Better still, follow this up by visiting an enjoying a traditional Lao meal.

Top 10 Spots in Laos

Laos is a spectacularly beautiful place for a holiday, and has some amazing places to capture those perfect instagrammable moments. Here's 10 of our favourite Instagram spots around Laos, from the north to the very south.

24 Hours in Luang Prabang

Get a great insight into how to spend 24 hours in Luang Prabang, Laos. From temples to sunset cocktails, beautiful botanical gardens and the finest in traditional art and crafts, this will give you an insight into a region of Laos with so much to offer.

Foodie Experiences in Laos

Laos is a foodie’s paradise, especially for those looking to add an experiential flavour into the mix. Ever had a yearning to milk a buffalo, plant rice in paddy fields or to harvest your own coffee beans while learning about and enjoying the fruits of your labour?

Loving Lao Coffee

To really understand about Lao coffee, nowhere is better than the Bolaven Plateau. Over 95% of all the coffee in Laos is grown here. To learn more about the process, and to explore the coffee plantations check out the amazing tours from Mystic Mountain Homestay

The Thakhek Loop – Khammouane

The Thakhek Loop, also known as the Kong Lor Loop, is a spectacular 3-4 day trip around the karst limestone peaks of Khammouane Province in central Laos. The 450km journey includes over 30 scenic sites to visit along the way including the 8km long Kong Lor Cave. and the adventure centre at The Rock.

The Festival of Lights – Ok Phansa

Enjoy the beautiful temples, saffron-robed monks, and deep-rooted Buddhist traditions of Luang Prabang & its Ok Phansa Festival of Lights. Between the spectacularly lit-up temples, hand-crafted lanterns and offerings, and a sense of peace and serenity throughout the town. Its a must see festival.

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The Cave of Teeth

Hidden in the mountains of northern Laos, Tham Khieo (the Cave of Teeth) is shrouded in mystery and rarely visited even by the most adventurous of travellers. Thought to be a cave used by the Pathet Lao during the Indochina War, local folklore includes that it may have been used to house American prisoners of war.

Off-road Biking – Bamboo Back Trails

Laos offers a wealth of off-road biking opportunities all over the country.  Check out this single track bamboo route from the Mekong plains to the Phou Phenang Plateau just north of Vientiane. 

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Explore Northern Laos with NK SEEDS

NK SEEDS are looking for 6 people who are willing to experience this third tour and support the local communities! You will spend 7 days exploring remote and beautiful areas while immersing yourself in Lao culture. 

Tham Nang Aen Cave

Tham Nang Aen Cave is a spectacular cave towards the beginning of the Khammouane Loop and just 18km from Thakek. Check out these photos and you're bound to make this a must-see stop as you head around the Thakhek Loop.

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