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Vientiane Capital, Laos:

June 11th, 2018

Vientiane capital, one of the smallest capitals, relaxed and has more of a small town feel than that of a capital city


Kuang Si Falls - One of the most popular sites in Luang Prabang:

May 28th, 2018

Kuang Si Falls are truly spectacular and the biggest waterfalls in Luang Prabang. This multi-tier waterfall is about 30km out of town. The road to the falls winds through hills with spectacular natural views


Dos and Donts in Laos - Useful Travel Tips:

May 27th, 2018

Some practical travel tips, dos and donts that are helpful to know when you travel to Laos


Luang Prabang Night Market - a must visit in Luang Prabang:

May 2nd, 2018

Luang Prabang Night Market is a place not to be missed when looking for unique items as souvenir. Most are handmade from local ethic groups


Laos-Vietnam bus service:

April 10th, 2018

Laos-Vietnam bus service is available through out Laos from north through south, Oudomxay, Luang Prabang, Houaphanh, Xiengkhuang, Vientiane Capital, Khammuane, Savannakhet, Champasak, Attapeu


Vientiane Airport Transfer:

March 11th, 2018

Options to for your Vientiane airport transfer: Airport Shuttle Bus, Airport Taxi, Private Taxi (online booking available) and free airport transfer offered by most high end hotels


Myanmar and Laos border:

February 12th, 2018

Hello, I looked every where online and i can't find fresh update about border open to foreigner between Myanmar and Laos. Do you have any info that you


Questions about Laos money:

February 6th, 2018

My name is Ginger MacDonald. I am traveling to Laos next week. I live in China and am a travel writer. Could you please answer a few questions for me?


Laos Travel stories and tips:

January 31st, 2018

Your Laos travel storries, tips, recommendations, experience to share with the rest


Info on border crossing to China from Phongsaly:

January 26th, 2018

Hello, I am looking to see if you have any information on the Laos border crossing with China in Phongsaly province at Lantouy. It is very hard to find


Questions and Answers about Laos Travel Informatio:

January 26th, 2018

an't find an answer to your question about Laos? Whether you have a question about Laos in general, or specific to traveling in Laos e.g facts about Laos, Lao Visa, Tourist sites etc. Ask it here


Hmong New Year celebration:

January 18th, 2018

Discover one of many festivals celebrate in Laos - Hmong New Year


Weather in Laos - Plan your trip:

January 18th, 2018

What the weather is like in Laos? When is the best time to visit? Learn about the Weather in Laos to help you plan your ideal trip.


Lao New Year celebration:

January 18th, 2018

Lao New Year or Pi Mai Lao is the liveliest holiday of the year widely celebrated festival in Laos that takes place in mid April, the hottest time of year


Rocket Festival - Boun Bang Fai in Lao language:

January 17th, 2018

Rocket festival, is one of many Lao festivals, held in the sixth Lunar month which is believed to bring the rains so that rice planting can begin


Khao Phansa Festival - A three month "rains retreat:

January 16th, 2018

Khao Phansa Festival marks the beginning of Buddhist Lent - a three month rains retreat begins the day after the full moon of the eighth lunar month (July-October)


Lao public holidays:

January 15th, 2018

During Laos holidays embassies & offices are closed. Take this into account if you need to get a visa for your next destination


Laos Food - Lao favorites, Lao staple...:

January 11th, 2018

Laos food is distinct from other Asia food although it is influenced by its neighbors and by French that once controled Laos


Where is Laos? - Geography of Laos:

January 9th, 2018

Laos is a country not many people know about, and the question often asked is "Where is Laos?" - here is Laos Geography, Location map and more


Lao Population:

January 9th, 2018

Information about Laos population including population dispersion, population density and the well being of the Lao population


History of Laos:

January 8th, 2018

History of Laos is conventionally traced to the establishment of the kingdom of Lan Xang by King Fa Ngum in 1353


Money Matter: Get figures to budget your trip to Laos:

January 6th, 2018

Money Matters in Laos including how much to spend in Laos, credit cards, ATM use, exchange your currency to LAK....


Lao Visa - list of different types of visas and explanations of each types:

December 26th, 2017

List of different types of Lao visas available....


Lao Visa - list of different types of visas and explanations of each types:

December 26th, 2017

List of different types of Lao visas available....


Laos Flag - Current and History:

December 14th, 2017

National Flag of Laos currently in use, what each color on the flag means. Plus some history and picture of historical Laos flag


Laos border crossing points:

December 13th, 2017

Crossing Laos border? Learn where Laos border crossing points are, which ones issue visa on arrival and which ones don't


Laos Government:

December 5th, 2017

Laos Government structure approved,Government bodies, Members of National Assembly and Ministers


City bus, Vientiane Capital:

November 26th, 2017

When/where and how to catch a city bus in Vientiane - know before you go can make a difference on your bus travel experience


Laos Festivals and Events - Lao New Year, Boat race festival..:

November 11th, 2017

Laos Festivals spread out year round, the majority of these festivals are based in the Buddhist faith and have been celebrated with enthusiasm since ancient days


Laos Culture:

November 7th, 2017

Laos Culture is rich which related to Theravada Buddhism with influences extending from lifestyle to art and architecture, as goes with alms giving every morning upon sunrise


Laos Wedding - an insight on Lao traditions and customs:

November 7th, 2017

A traditional Laos wedding is usually held at the bride's family home which involves a Baci ceremony followed by reception party in late morning or evening


Baci Preparation - Making marigold pyramid (Pha Khuan) and all accessories:

November 7th, 2017

Baci preparation requires quite a lot of work including putting together a Pha Khuan and this in its self had many details


Baci Ceremony - Laos national custom of blessing:

November 7th, 2017

Baci Ceremony or Sou Khuan is specific ceremony in Laos, involves the tying of white cotton strings around persons' wrists, prayer saying and well wishing for the person that the Baci is intended for


Pha That Luang and its history:

November 5th, 2017

Pha That Luang, the golder 45 metres hight Stupa, was originally built sometime between 9th and 14th centuries or during the ancient Khmer civilisation


Laos Facts - helpful and need to know facts about Laos:

November 1st, 2017

Quick Laos Facts - helpful information about the country. Learning the facts about Laos before you travel to the country can help ease your travel planning


About Laos - Background information on Laos:

November 1st, 2017

This provides a brief background information about Laos


Lao Language - Its history, alphabet and numbers:

November 1st, 2017

Lao language, or simply refer to as Lao, is the main language of Laos (or Lao PDR) that has long history. Its written form was developed from Thum script that is used in Buddist writing & teaching.


Learn Lao - Useful Lao phases and Lao language learning resources:

November 1st, 2017

Practical Lao phases can help you to learn Lao language more easily. Grab the phases and practice them with your Lao friends or with the locals when you travel to Laos they will be impressed


Laos China bus service:

October 30th, 2017

Travelers can travel China bus to/from Vientiane, Luang Prabang, Oudomsay, Luang Namtha or other places in Laos


Cross Country Bus - Laos:

October 29th, 2017

Laos cross country bus service is one of the best ways to explore the country - another way to look at Laos in different perspective


Laos - Cambodia Bus:

October 22nd, 2017

Laos - Cambodia Bus service gives travelers more choices to travel between the two countries, reasonably comfortable and cheap


Travel by Bus into and around Laos:

October 20th, 2017

All the basic you need to know to travel by bus into Laos from its neighbor countries. Busing around Laos? Yes, that's also covered


Laos Tourist Visa - 30-day visa obtainable at airports or Lao embassy:

October 10th, 2017

Laos Tourist Visa - can be obtained on arrival at Laos International airports or at Laos border crossing points, or at Lao embassy or consulate abroad


Laos Visa Extension - How and Where to get Lao Visa Extended:

October 6th, 2017

It's possible to get Lao Visa Extension, but how to go about doing it is a question. Here is information on possible ways to do it.


Visa Exemption - some nationalities are exempt from Lao visa:

October 3rd, 2017

Visa exemption is given to a number of countries under the mutual agreement between the governments. Lao natives living abroad are also exempt from visa fee, maybe you too


Laos visa on arrival - How, Who, Where to get it:

October 3rd, 2017

Who is eligible or not eligible for Laos visa on arrival, how to get it, what the procedures are, where it is available, and what it costs for different nationalities


Laos Passport - How to get a passport (for Lao citizens):

October 2nd, 2017

Lao nationals getting Laos passports is now easy and straight forward, just a bit of preparation will save you time and hassled


Travel Safe - Health and Safety Tips for traveling in Laos:

September 28th, 2017

Laos is one of the safest countries to travel. With a little bit of common sense and precautios you can sure travel safe in Laos


Can you get a Visa on arrival at any time of the day?:

August 21st, 2017

Since I'm travelling with an organisation I'm not sure at what time we're crossing the border. Can you get the Visa on arrival throughout the entire day?


Taxi price in Laos?:

August 17th, 2017

We will be in Laos next January. We would like to compare price between car-rent and taxi. Car rent (self drive) at Vientiane airport cost around 40€/day


Vietnamese go to Laos by Thailand-Laos border:

August 16th, 2017

Hello I'm from Vietnam. 1. I came Thailand by tourist visa. In October, I continue going Laos by cross the border Thailand- Laos ( Nan province- Sayabouly


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