In between Vietnam and Thailand, Laos is lesser-known and lesser-discovered, but no less interesting than its pair of famous neighbours. As a long thin country that also touches China to the north and Cambodia to the south, the landscape...Show More Summary
Each dawn, lines of teenage monks in orange robes criss-cross the temple-studded streets of Luang Prabang, the religious heart of Laos and the storied seat of kings and colonisers. They gather in the gloom to receive alms -- normally...Show More Summary
By now you know that I absolutely loved Luang Prabang. But while the city and culture are amazing, a part of the Laotian culture was also sad and sobering. One afternoon I decided to visit the UXO (un-exploded ordnance) Center, which discusses how Laos was impacted in the “Second Indochina War” (Vietnam War). Show More Summary
The Kuang Si waterfalls are about 30km outside of the city of Luang Prabang in northern Laos, but it takes a legit 50-60 minutes to get there due to poor roads winding through hills. How to get there will probably be your biggest and most difficult decision of the day. Show More Summary
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For an entire morning last September, a young monk named Sengdao Oudomsinh stood outside his temple in Laos hoping to catch a glimpse of President Barack Obama. Obama was passing through Sengdao’s tiny town of Luang Prabang during his final trip as president to Asia. And Sengdao, an 18-year-old monk, had fantasies of shaking the American […]
Revivalist Indochinese chic was minted at Luang Prabang’s first luxury resort, long before the city became packed with boutique hotels. The fact that it still sits on most connoisseurs’ lists as one of the top three hotels in the city is a testament to that original blueprint of taste.
Several days ago I shared my thoughts on visiting Siem Reap, Cambodia, which I enjoyed immensely. Angkor Wat was fascinating to see in person, the people were extremely friendly, and most things were cheap. The town of Siem Reap itself was reasonably nice, though frankly didn't really stand out to me much. Show More Summary
Behind its high walls, this renovated 100-year-old former governor’s residence hides a paradise of mature palms and exotic flowers bordering a stunning cherry-tiled swimming pool and ornamental garden.
It’s 5:45am in Luang Prabang, Laos, and I am looking out over the cloud-shrouded hills, listening to the sounds of roosters and mopeds echo across the lush green valley of this UNESCO World Heritage-designated town on the Mekong Riv...
If you can decide by the end of this month, you can get a $648 round-trip ticket from LAX to Vientiane or Luang Prabang in Laos on Singapore Airlines. You must buy your ticket, which is subject to availability, by Sept. 30. It is for departures Tuesdays or Thursdays (or, for $100 more, Saturdays) from...
This week, President Obama became the first U.S. president to visit Laos. During his visit toWat Xieng Thong, a Buddhist temple in Luang Prabang, President Obama reflected on the historic nature of this trip, his approach to countries...Show More Summary
In a town hall held Wednesday in Luang Prabang, Laos, President Barack Obama twice suggested that Americans are "lazy" when it comes to the environment and learning other cultures.
Recent shootings on a road between two major tourist destinations in Laos have prompted the State Department to issue a travel alert. Road 13 connects Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and Vang Vieng, whose tourist attractions — tubing, kayaking and rock climbing, among them — are the...
“Do you want to join us to see the waterfalls tomorrow?” the girls across the table asked. “Sure!” I replied. And, just like that, I was heading off to Luang Prabang’s famous Kuang Si waterfalls with three girls I met at dinner. Walk...Show More Summary
Luang Prabang, Laos isn’t the easiest place to get to, unless you happen to live in Bangkok, Singapore, or a few other cities with a nonstop flight there. The trek is worth it. This UNESCO World Heritage town of just 50,000 has overShow More Summary
Stefan posing with a very tolerant Laotian family in the capital city of Laos: Vientiane. This article was written by Stefan and Sebastien and first appeared on their Nomadic Boys gay travel blog. Laos has a mixed attitude toward ga...
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Nestled in the Laos jungle near the Tat Kuang Si Bear Rescue Centre, the cascading tiers of the Kuang Si Waterfalls draw gawking onlookers seeking a little bit of serene beauty in the midst of the jungle's cacophony. The vibrant blue waters that flow down the falls travel down through a series of pools before rejoining the flow of the jungle river. Show More Summary