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, 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.
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.
From 8 – 11 December, Luang Prabang Film Festival will host filmmakers and fans of Southeast Asian cinema. Audiences can expect more than 20 feature films within the easygoing atmosphere for which the Luang Prabang Film Festival is well loved.
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.
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.
24 Hours in Vientiane is simply not enough, so check out our recommendations for your second day in Vientiane, with plenty to see, do and eat! Get ideas often overlooked by visitors and residents alike!
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.
With just 24 hours to explore Vientiane, what should you do? Vientiane has a wealth of hidden gems to discover for those wanting to get a real feel for this charming city. Read on for some great inside tips on what to do in Vientiane.
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?
This Little Land of Mines tells the stories of how Lao people have been, and still are, impacted following the US bombing of Laos from 1964 to 1973 during the Secret War. During this time, the U.S. dropped over two million tons of ordnance on Laos during 580,000 bombing missions - equal to a planeload of bombs every 8 minutes, 24-hours a day, for 9 years.
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.
The mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos, which is giving archaeologists clues to an ancient civilization, has just joined the list of UNESCO World Heritage protected sites.