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Laos is steeped in tradition and the impacts of its rich culture are seen throughout every day life. From its glittering temples and saffron-clad monks, to intricate handicrafts, a wide variety of ethnicities and languages, a long history and in more recent times, the legacy of the “Secret War”. There is much to learn about and discover on a holiday in Laos.

Papaya Salad, Laos Food

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.

Wat Si Muang Temple, Vientiane

Another 24 Hours in Vientiane

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!

Luang Prabang Mount Phousi View

24 Hours in Luang Prabang

Where to start in Luang Prabang? Get a great insight into how to spend 24 hours in Luang Prabang, Laos. From temples to 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.

That Luang Stupa in Vientiane

24 Hours in Vientiane

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.

Lao Family Meals

Introducing Lao Food

Lao food is absolutely delicious, and a must try when visiting Laos Introducing Lao food is just a starting point, follow your taste buds for more. From sticky rice and laab, to crickets and spicy dips, there's a lot of taste waiting to be discovered!

This Little Land of Mines and The Secret War

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.

The Festival of Lights – Ok Phansa

A short film depicting the three stages of Laos' and Festival of lights, known as Ok Phansa. This festival celebrates the end of Buddhist lent. First, a procession of people from all regions walk through the city carrying candles to the river temple. Here, they light lotus leaf boats carrying incense and candles and send them down the Mekong River.

The mysterious Plain of Jars is named a UNESCO World Heritage site

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.

Weaving and Dyeing Classes in Vientiane

10 Exciting Things to do in Vientiane

A gentle city with gentle people. Vientiane is known for its old world charm, from the slow pace of life to the kindness of the locals, a foodie heaven where you can sit alongside the colonial buildings, drinking some of the superb locally grown coffee as the Mekong glides by.  Some of the real joys in

Wat Sisaket in Vientiane, Laos

The Story of Wat Sisaket in Vientiane

Folklore, religion and history combine in the stories behind many of Vientiane’s temples. The oldest and one of the most fascinating is Wat Sisaket. Learn more about this fascinating temple which is a must-see on any visit to Vientiane


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