Archives for October 2012

Luang Prabang festival spotlight the best Laos’ film

Luang Prabang Festival-goers from across the globe will descend on the World Heritage town for the event, which will run from December 1-5 and will showcase five Lao films, as well as a wealth of other titles from across Southeast A sia. Lao thriller “At the Horizon”, directed by Anysay Keola, received critical acclaim from media overseas, after a screening at the OzAsia film festival. It will be entered into the Asia Pacific Screen Awards in Australia later this year, according to BBC

Wedding Dress of Laos

Wedding Dress of Laos

Below are photos about beautiful Laos wedding dress and Laos silk skirts presented at the Lao Handicraft Festival, on November 02, 2008 at Laos International Trade Exhibition and Convention Centre (Laos-ITECC)

Thakhek will attract tourists by 2015

Khammuan province is speeding up of upgrades infrastructure with the aim of turning Khakhek district into a green tourism destination by 2015. Deputy Director of the Information, Culture and Tourism Department, Mr Bounthavy Sysombath, told Vientiane Times last week that the province is in the process of converting roads leading to tourist sites from dirt to asphalt or concrete surfaces. “We are doing this as a way for the provincial government to support Visit Laos Year 2012,” he said. The

The natural choice for a break from city life in Tad Palai

in 2004, Mr Phouvong built 24 modest wooden huts and opened up Tad Palai for visitors back, the atmosphere at the site was no doubt a little more serene than that which you will experience today. Now, boasting 180 huts across the vast six hectare expanse of land close to the waterfall, the site welcomes hundreds of visitors every weekend. Situated in Sikhottabong district, around 9km outside of Vientiane city centre, Tad Palai’s secluded surroundings are alive with families and groups of

Kaengyui waterfall: A wonderful of nature

My friends and I visited the Kaengyui waterfall recently. It is stunningly beautiful and surpasses other waterfalls I have seen in Laos including the famous Kuangxi in Leuang Prabang province and Tad Yeuang and Tad Faan waterfalls in Champassak province. Kaengyui waterfall is located in Naduang village in Vangvieng district, Vientiane province. Vangvieng is one of several notable tourist destinations in Laos because of its amazing caves, waterfalls and the Nam Xong River. Vangvieng district

Laos’ Tourism growth slows

The number of visitors visiting Laos rose to 1.78 million, by 17 percent, over the past six months compared to the same period last year. Tourism statistics were on the agenda yesterday at a meeting in Vientiane to review the activities implemented as part of Visit Laos Year 2012 to promote tourism in the country. This is the second time the Lao government has organised a campaign to promote tourism; the first was in 1999. Because the tourism sector has been prioritised by the government

70 billion kip into Vangvieng by tourists

The renowned tourist place of Vangvieng has earned over 70 billion kip in revenue from visitors to the district this year. Head of the district tourism office, Mr Phouvieng Sikaysone, told the Vientiane Times during an interview yesterday it’s a big jump from the 53 billion kip made from tourism last year. “The visitors visiting Vangvieng has risen from 148,000 in 2011, to over 177,000 people this year due to the 2012 Visit Laos Year campaign. A huge number of both foreign and domestic