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Chinnaly Norasing crowned as Miss Grand Laos 2017 23
Images on Laos exhibited 19
Country's charms, culture on show for 2018 Visit Laos Year 17
Ministry, Songmeunang to cooperate for silk production 16
Laos-Vietnam celebrate treaty 21
Market blaze seen for miles as capital's Chinese market burns 21
Heavy rain brings floodwaters to Borikhamxay 19
Vientiane Furniture Fair 2017 to Be Held Next Month 326
Thai company to broadcast through Lao satellite 318
Hanoi, Vientiane step up cooperation 303
Govt grants exequatur to new Swedish consul 303
Laos showcases tourist attractions at Berlin trade fair 281
Govt toughens up on foreign worker registration 436
Road construction in Donnokkhoum behind schedule 332
Illegal land titles emerge as outstanding issue in Vientiane 331
Laos, EU meet to overview cooperation 296
Queen of Belgium visits Unicef-funded projects in Saravan 230
Ministry strives to address deficiencies 325
Laos to fight against illicit trafficking of cultural property 251
Project reviews progress of basic education 266
WHO expands support to health sector 331
Laos still faces chemical management issues 337
ASEAN Tourism Stakeholders Learn About Japanese Efforts on Barrier-Free Tourism 261
Pak Beng hydropower plant on Mekong River discussed at Laos forum 284
Lao PDR’s Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism says the country should develop tourism products and improve safety 260

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Ethnic

Ethnic groups in Lao are diverse and interesting. Villages outside of the main centres differ widely from one another, in culture, craft, language and custom. There are many minority culture spread across Laos...

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Cave

Caves in Laos are some of the most extensive limestone cave systems in Asia. Vang Vieng, is famous for karst mountains and caves. Konglor Cave in central Laos' Khammouane Province is one of...

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Climbing

Climbing is a fairly new activity in Laos. So far, the only officially opened areas for climbing are in Vang Vieng and Luang Prabang. With the spectacular limestone landscape in Vang Vieng, north...

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Rivers

Rivers in Laos offer many exciting opportunities for adventure. Flowing through jungle, gorges and caves, they can be wildly exciting and soothingly quiet in equal measure. There is ample scope for both...

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Trekking

Trekking is a great way to explore the mountains and forests of Laos. You can journey to waterfalls and caves, visit remote ethnic villages, investigate remnants of ancient cultures and temples and...

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Tam Mahk Houng

Tam Mahk Houng - Lao Papaya Spicy Salad 2 cups shredded papayas1 garlic clove4 chilies1 tablespoon shrimp paste1/4 tablespoon crab, paste1 tablespoon fish sauce1 scant teaspoon msg (optional)1 tablespoon fermented fish...

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Buffalo Skin Snacks

If, like me, you've wondered what the strips of dried animal hide, being sold at markets and by the side of the road, are for... They are dried Buffalo Hide...

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Tom and Gaeng

Tom and Gaeng - soups, There are tom and there are gaeng, both are ‘soups’ in English whereby gaeng is misleadingly translated into ‘curry’. Tom - “to boil” or “boiled” - are...

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Lao Cucumber Salad

1 large cucumber5 -8 cherry tomatoes2 lime wedges5 -9 Thai chiles1 garlic clove1/4 teaspoon shrimp paste1/4 teaspoon crab, paste1 -2 tablespoon fish sauce1 teaspoon sugar1/8 teaspoon msg (optional, can use...

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Chili Dips

Chili Dips - Jeow, there is jeow, and there is jeow. Sauces and dips are called jeow as long as these contain chillies. The classic jeow is either fairly dry or...

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Vayakorn Inn

Vayakorn Inn  Set back in a quiet street, just a brief stroll from the centre of the culturally rich city of Vientiane, the Vayakorn Inn places guests at the core...

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Popular Attractions

Plain of Jars

The Plain of Jars (Lao: ທົ່ງໄຫຫິນ [tʰōŋ hǎj hǐn]) is a megalithic archaeological landscape in Laos. Scattered in the landscape of the Xieng Khouang plateau, Xieng Khouang, Lao PDR, are...

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Si Phan Dong

Si Phan Don (Lao: ສີພັນດອນ; meaning The 4000 islands) is a riverine archipelago located in the Mekong River, Champasak Province in southern Laos. Si Phan Don is characterised by numerous islands...

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Patuxai

Patuxai (Lao: ປະຕູໄຊ, literally meaning Victory Gate or Gate of Triumph, formerly the Anousavary or Anosavari Monument, known by the French as Monument Aux Morts) is a war monument in...

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Pha That Luang

Pha That Luang (Lao: ພຣະທາດຫຼວງ, IPA: [pʰā tʰâːt lwǎːŋ] 'Great Stupa') is a gold-covered large Buddhist stupa in the centre of Vientiane, Laos. Since its initial establishment, suggested to be...

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Wat Phou

Vat Phou or Wat Phu (Lao: ວັດພູ [wāt pʰúː] temple-mountain) is a ruined Khmer temple complex in southern Laos. It is located at the base of mount Phu Kao, some...

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 Elephant Conservation Center

The Elephant Conservation Center hosts Laos' first hospital dedicated to elephants that are victims of logging accidents or affected by diseases. The center is staffed with an international team of elephant vets and offers free veterinary care services, an emergency unit, a breeding center, a mahout vocational center and the most extensive elephant information center in country. 
Click here to visit the Elephant Conservation Centre

foundation

This organisation was set up by a former fire-fighter and nurse who worked for the Red Cross on emergency assistance. He gathered around him a team of 34 dedicated people from Lao and trained them in first aid. It is registered under the Lao Foundation to assist the poor and was established in 2006.

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Choice Hotels Laos

Selected Hotels, Resorts, Ecolodges and Cruises, each destination is a tourist attraction in its own right. The Individualist’s Guide to Discover Laos along National Route 13 from China to Cambodia coordinated...

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We liked the Elephant Trekking in Champasak and the shopping in the Pakse markets. J&S Gentner.
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