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THE GREEN SEASON: JUNE – SEPTEMBER

Green season has arrived in Laos.  Flowering trees are in full bloom and the colors of this beautiful country are becoming more vibrant.  The climb to the top of Mt. Phousi in Luang Prabang is lined with dok champa trees full of the flower that Laos is so well-known for. This is the busy time […]

LUANG PRABANG’S BEST BARS

Luang Prabang offers dozens of restaurants and party locations, but we have chosen the best bars in town where you can have fun and enjoy a mouthwatering drink, all in one. It is often described as the spiritual capital or a little piece of Europe in South East Asia. Luang Prabang certainly has a lot […]

LUANG PRABANG BOAT RACES

Each year in Laos there is a Boat Racing Festival in either August or September, depending on the Lunar Calendar.  This year the race day falls on September 12th.  The races take place on the Nam Khan River.  Nearly 40 boats take part in the races, including racing boats from the neighboring provinces. Before the […]

FROM THE VILLAGE, FOR THE VILLAGE!

FROM THE VILLAGE, FOR THE VILLAGE! 1 It’s great to see how one woman is helping rural women in Laos make a sustainable living by creating luxurious and creative home wares and fashion products. Ma Te Sai founder, Emi Weir working with rural villages ‘Ma Te Sai’ in Lao language means “Where does it come […]

A WIND OF SOLIDARITY IS BLOWING IN LAOS

Laos is probably one of the most beautiful and wild countries in South East Asia. At the same time it is also one of the poorest countries in the world. The population endures very low income as well as under equipped schools and hospitals. In the past decades the international community started caring about this […]

THE MAJESTIC ELEPHANTS OF LAOS

Elephants have a strong link to Lao culture and traditions. They used to be loyal companions for the rich families but also respected wild creatures. Laos has always been associated to elephants and is called “the land of a million elephants” in South East Asia. In temple walls, tattoos, houses and even traditional clothes, the […]

A TIME FOR DEEP REFLECTION IN LAOS

Buddhism is the primary religion in Laos. You only need to take a short stroll around Luang Prabang to understand how integral Buddhism is to the culture of this beautiful UNESCO Heritage town. With every footstep you feel tranquility alongside the vibrancy of beautiful colours from the copious temples and the orange clad monks going […]

LUANG PRABANG, UNESCO CITY

UNESCO mission The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is a specific branch  of the United Nations (UN). Its goal is to contribute to peace and security by taking action into 5 major programs: education, natural sciences, social/human sciences, culture and communication/information. UNESCO’s mission is “to contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the […]

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