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With parades and water, Laos welcomes Year of the Horse

Leaders, government officials and Lao people around the country celebrated the Lao New Year festival from April 14-16, taking part in a range of activities to preserve the fine traditions and culture of the country. The highlight in Vientiane was the Nang Sang Khan (Miss Lao New Year) procession, which started early in the afternoon

Ant Egg Omelet

Red ant egg omelet, tomato chutney, Dok Khare, and steamed sticky rice for breakfast in Vientiane, Laos.

Larb Pa Tong

Larb Pa Tong (Lao Fish Tartare using Spotted Featherback fish) with fish soup for lunch in Vientiane, Laos. There were a plate of vegetables and sticky rice on the side to go with the main two dishes.

Largest Lao Dance held in Vientiane, Laos

Largest Lao Dance (Pasalop Dance) 4,200 Students The record attempt for the Largest Lao Dance called “Pasalob dance”, a Lao traditional culture, ever held in the Lao PDR took place at Pha That Luang on Saturday 5th April, 2014, drawing more than 4,200 students. The event aims to bring people together as a whole community

Community values make heritage town best tourist destination

Food, religion, lifestyle, architecture, festivals and temples; these have all helped make World Heritage listed Luang Prabang special in the region. One of its unique assets that some tourists may not be aware of is its traditional community values. Walking through small streets around the town, if tourists pay close attention, they will probably notice

Lao Handicraft Festival to be held in Vientiane

The Lao Handicraft Association has invited members and artisans from the provinces to prepare their arts and crafts for exhibition and sale at the upcoming 12th Lao Handicraft Festival. The festival was announced yesterday at a press conference held at the Lao Journalists’ Association in Vientiane, which was attended by the association’s Vice President, Somsanouk

Laos approves two more national conservation forests

(KPL) The government has approved the creation of another two national conservation biodiversity areas, bringing the total number from 22 to 24, spanning some 4 million ha. The decision was made in accordance with a governmental report on the implementation of a socio-economic development plan for the first six months of 2012-2013.

Luang Prabang to implement new label for safe and green tourism

(KPL) Major tourist destination, Luang Prabang, is soon to launch a campaign certifying the safety and “greenness” of tourism businesses. The campaign will see the creation of a new label to be displayed at hotels and restaurants around the world heritage city, setting a recognizable standard for the benefit of tourists.

An amended Tourism Law to preserve tourist sites

The National Assembly approves a draft amended Tourism Law The National Assembly on Wednesday the 24th of July approved a draft amended Tourism Law, aimed at making regulations more comprehensive to stimulate growth in the tourism industry. According to Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Professor Dr Bosengkham Vongdara, the law was expected to boost