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Xekong Province

Explore Xekong – A rare chance

Explore Xekong - A rare chance Xekong province, one of four provinces in the south of Laos, has beautiful scenery, impressive handicrafts and offers opportunities to observe the lifestyle of different ethnic groups.In 1997 I visited Xekong province to attend the ...

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Tad Sae Waterfall

Trekking Luang Prabang

After catching a flight to Luang Prabang we spent the first day finding an agent to trek with the following day and in the evening we headed out to the night market to scoff our faces before our trek.We set off on a bumpy and dusty road in the back of a van with ...

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Tourists tubing down Laos

Laos: Breakdowns and bowling alleys

I am quite possibly the world's worst haggler. This became clear during my time in Laos.If the asking price is ridiculously high then of course I'll have something to say about it. But I find it impossible to argue over a dollar or two with a bare footed six-year-old ...

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Boat near Pak Ou caves

Exploring Laos all along the Mekong River

The Mekong River is a one of the great rivers of the world, weaving together the countries of China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam into a web of interdependent ecosystems and indigenous cultures. The Mekong’s meandering journey through Laos is one of the ...

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plain of jars lao

5 things you didn’t know about Laos

1) 1865 km of the Mekong river flows through Laos, and it is home to the largest waterfall in Southeast Asia, and one of the widest in the world – the Khone Phapheng Falls. The falls (which are more like rapids) are split into hundreds of channels by little ...

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Slow boat laos

Laos: Picks words and leaves

"When phucking tea leaves only phuck young ones. Old ones no good for phucking," says the guide, a young chap with a very un-Lao swagger and hair oiled into a rooster quiff.We do our polite best not to laugh. After all, he did say his English wasn't great."Not ...

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Slow boat laos

Activities in Laos

Laos includes many intteresting places to visit and alot of things to do such as cycling, hiking, trekking and boating. Especially in the country side of Vientiane  province and other provinces as well. Each place we can reach easily such as by bus and bicycles, ...

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Kuang Xi waterfalls

Laos: A beauty spot to rival our own

Over the years I have learned to be sceptical about claims of outstanding natural beauty in foreign parts. I have been to the Lake District in England and heard the guide whisper, "Oh, but New Zealand lakes are so much more beautiful". I have travelled eight hot, ...

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WAT PHOU FESTIVAL

WAT PHOU FESTIVAL

Wat Phou Champasack is the most famous Hindu temple complex built in Laos under the Khmer Empire, which dominated much of Southeast Asia from the 10th-14th century.Ancient stone inscriptions found at the complex, describe how it was first built in the 5th century, ...

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Lao dance

Largest Lao Dance held in Vientiane, Laos

Largest Lao Dance (Pasalop Dance) 4,200 StudentsThe record attempt for the Largest Lao Dance called “Pasalob dance”, a Lao traditional culture, ever held in the Lao PDR took place at Pha That Luang on Saturday 5th April, 2014, drawing more than 4,200 students. ...

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