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Ceremony honours King Fa Ngum

On Saturday, the hundreds of devotees stood patiently in the sun in King Fa Ngum Park at an almsgiving ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of the erection of the king’s statue. The crowd of well wishers stepped forward one by one to give their offerings to the monks on hand, hoping their merit would [...]

Huaphan province to develop Viengxay as historical tourist site

The Huaphan has given the green light for a local construction company to create a design that would transform the former revolutionary stronghold in Viengxay district into an important historical tourist attraction. The provincial Planning and Investment Department Deputy Director, Mr Khonthong Manivone, said yesterday the provincial authorities and PVP Construction Company had signed an [...]

Prime Minister inspects That Luang marsh drainage system

Mr.Thongsing Thammavong (Prime Minister) yesterday visited a drainage channel under construction in Hadxaifong district, Vientiane, to inspect the progress made since work began last year. This is a large scale project being undertaken by the government on the outskirts of the capital to protect Vientiane from flooding and at the same time supply water for [...]

The karst of Khammuan – Motorbike diaries

Two dusty Che Guevaras are staring us in the face as we’re slowly dodging potholes in the brown-reddish jungle road. The Cuban war hero seems to be popular with truck drivers. His iconic picture is painted on windshields, doors and in this case the two mud flaps of the Chinese truck driving in front of [...]

Ancient temples in Vientiane

Vientiane’s temples were known throughout South East Asia as places of culture and Buddhist learning during the golden era of the Lane Xang Kingdom, 450 years ago. During this golden era (1560-1893), there were more beautiful temples in Vientiane than in other countries in the region. Today, at least 200 of these still stand. The [...]

Si Phan Don: a natural paradise

The local lifestyle, hospitality and the generosity of local people combine with natural beauty and historical and cultural attractions to form a lasting impression of peace and harmony. A few hours on a bus from the provincial capital Pakxe to Khong district in the far south rewards the traveller with scenic views and an intimate [...]
Explore the splendours of Phou Khao Khouay National Protected Area  Event - News

Explore the splendours of Phou Khao Khouay National Protected Area

Phou Khao Khouay National Protected Area in Borikhamxay province. This site starts with a seven tier drop of about 30 metres where water flows as if going down a massive flight of steps. Tad Xay waterfall in Phou Khao Khouay, Vientiane province. This waterfall is called Tad Xay and flows from the crystal clear waters [...]
That Phone: the spiritual home of Savannakhet province Event - News

That Phone: the spiritual home of Savannakhet province

That Phone stupa is one of the most popular attractions in the area, and with good reason. The sacred stupa’s construction spanned the years 557 to 700, but the fact that hundreds visit it daily is testament to the grandeur of the finished product, suggesting it was time well spent. That Phone is popular with [...]
Osaka: a town of historic castles Event - News

Osaka: a town of historic castles

It is a similar thing with Osaka Castle in Japan, and a visit to the city is not complete without a tour of the castle, which is perched on the top of a hill overlooking the town. The Osaka skyline as viewed from the top of the castle. I had the good fortune to visit [...]
Xieng Khuang province: the land of cultural wonders Event - News

Xieng Khuang province: the land of cultural wonders

Since liberation in 1975, the government of the Lao PDR, in collaboration with international organisations, has cleared and developed this area with the aim of transforming it from a war zone to a tourist destination. This has helped to improve the living conditions of local people and is part of the Lao government’s poverty reduction [...]

 

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