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,… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

Laos approves two more national conservation forests

Phou Khaokwouay mountain conservation forest in Thoulakhom district, Vientiane province.

(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… Read More

Luang Prabang to implement new label for safe and green tourism

Kwangsy waterfall is nearly 30 km to the south of the former royal capital Luang Prabang, northern Laos. Photo by Mr. Adisack Sitanorasingh inn.

(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… Read More

An amended Tourism Law to preserve tourist sites

Boun That Luang

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… Read More

Vangvieng’s new tourism initiatives

vang vieng

Vangvieng district authorities are planning new tourism initiatives to boost visitor numbers Vangvieng district authorities are planning new tourism initiatives to boost visitor numbers after a crackdown on dangerous tourist activities took place last year, According to the… Read More

Buddhist laymen flocks to temple on Buddhist Lent day

Alms giving by Buddhists at Wat Khounta Tha, Sikhottabong district, Vientiane yesterday.

(KPL) Buddhists in Vientiane and across the nation flocked to temples yesterday in order to give alms to monks on the occasion of Buddhist Lent B E 2556. Buddhist Lent is a period of three lunar months during… Read More

Listing Plain of Jars as world heritage site discussed

Plain of jars in Xieng Khuang province.

(KPL) Lao Government met UNESCO’s officials in Xieng Khuang province on July 1-2 to discuss on listing Xieng Khuang’s Plain of Jars as the 3rd world heritage site in the country. The meeting, chaired by Xieng Khuang Vice… Read More

Hor Phakeo planned to be renovated

Hor Phakeo

(KPL) Hor Phakeo temple, in ancient times used to host an Emerald Buddha image, has been planned to be renovated after finding several parks of its sanctuary standing at deteriorated conditions. The renovation plan was discussed at a… Read More