Chua Bang Long temple
Vientiane Activities

Chua Bang Long, Vientiane

Chua Bang Long is Buddhist temple tucked away in a back street of Vientiane in Laos. Chua Bang Long looks very different to the other Buddhist temples in Vientiane, and elsewhere in Laos for that [Read more…]

Congregation Hall at Wat Chanthaboury
Vientiane Activities

Wat Chanthaboury in Vientiane

Wat Chanthaboury, also known as Wat Chan, is a Buddhist temple located on the popular riverfront road near to Chao Anouvong Park in Vientiane in Laos. Wat Chanthaboury is an active temple with monks in [Read more…]

The Hmong people are the third largest ethnic group in Laos
Lao Culture

Ethnic Groups in Laos

Depending on the system of classification you use, between 49 and 160 different ethnic groups live in Laos, with 82 distinct languages. The concept of ethnicity is difficult to pin down and there is an [Read more…]

Fish soup Lao style
Food in Laos

Lao Fish Soup

Fish soup is a staple of the Lao cuisine, and many people in Laos eat fish soup pretty much every day. Lao fish soup comes is a variety of different styles. Some types of Lao [Read more…]

Trek to the Kuang Si Waterfall near Luang Prabang
Laos Life

Trekking in Laos

Trekking in Laos is a great way, and a sometimes the only way, to visit some of the more remote areas of the country and experience the Laotian way of life outside of the urban [Read more…]

Wat Xieng Thong in Luang Prabang
Places to Visit in Laos

Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang is the most visited part of Laos. The old part of this town of slightly over 55,000 permanent residents was granted UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 1995 and with improvements in transport links [Read more…]