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Voices of the Wind

Voices of the Wind

“We take bamboo and we take trees and we turn them into traditional music.” – Neng Chue Vang, Hmong instrument maker and musician… More »

The Wilds of Xe Champhone

The Wilds of Xe Champhone

Savannakhet Province plays its own siren song with ancient Buddhist libraries, remnants of French Colonial times and a significant stupa holding relics of the More »

The River Resort: Riparian Luxury Meets Lao Hospitality

The River Resort: Riparian Luxury Meets Lao Hospitality

On the right bank of the Mekong, just north of Champasak town, sits a hidden treasure in Laos: The River Resort. Formerly a royal More »

The Taste of Tradition: Manda de Laos

The Taste of Tradition: Manda de Laos

Homemade flavors combine with world heritage natural charm.… More »

Dreams Woven in Silk: The Sakoun Lao Story

Dreams Woven in Silk: The Sakoun Lao Story

Lost in the glittery world of her mother’s old magazines, Malathip Phenglamphan took a keen interest in embroidery and design from an early age. More »

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Contributions Celebrated on International Day as Laos’ PM hosts Volunteers

International Volunteers Day in Vientiane, Laos

Happy International Volunteer Day!

Countless and myriad. Such are the contributions of volunteers to making our communities better places to live, no matter where on the globe we call home.

Volunteers efforts were set to be recognized for World Volunteers Day in the Lao capital Vientiane Wednesday evening, with a …

Costs of Cable: Laos Ranks Low, Has High-Price Broadband Connections

Depending on where you live or work, Laos can rank among the most expensive places to get connected.

The Internet.  We all need it; the faster and cheaper the better.

Mobile connections keep us moving, but the fastest speeds are still to be found via fiber optic cable.

Now, a study looking at the cost of broadband by UK-based cable.co.uk asserts that the cost of getting connected in …

Laos, Cambodia PMs Agree To Continue Joint Patrols in Disputed Area

Border Discussion as Cambodia PM Hun Sen Visits Laos

The governments of Laos and Cambodia have agreed in Vientiane to continue efforts to de-escalate tensions in a disputed border area.

The agreement was made during Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s visit to Vientiane yesterday at the invitation of Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith.

Thongloun said Laos highly valued the …

Going Live: Round Table Meeting Reviews Laos’ Development Streamed On Youtube

Round Table Implementation Meeting in Laos (Images UN in Lao PDR)

The long, winding road to widespread and deep-rooted socio-economic development for the benefit of all people in Laos passed a milestone yesterday with the 2018 holding of the annual Round Table Implementation Meeting of Lao policymakers, stakeholders and partners including the United Nations streamed live on YouTube.

The calamitous collapse …

Landmark’s Diplomatic Residential Compound Opens Offering Amenity, Convenience, Security in Capital

Landmark Diplomatic Residential Compound Grand Opening in Vientiane, Laos

The rise of Landmark Mekong Riverside Hotel in recent years has attracted some high profile guests, including a US president in the form of Barack Obama in the Lao capital for the ASEAN-centric East Asia Summit in 2016.

Now, short and long-term residents of Vientiane can enjoy the stellar location …

Voices of the Wind

“We take bamboo and we take trees and we turn them into traditional music.”

– Neng Chue Vang, Hmong instrument maker and musician…

The Wilds of Xe Champhone

Savannakhet Province plays its own siren song with ancient Buddhist libraries, remnants of French Colonial times and a significant stupa holding relics of the Buddha. Sitting just to the east of Savannakhet town, Xe Champhone District has monkeys with attitude and skulking crocs.…

MOK PA

An authentic, traditional Lao dish that is comprised of steamed Mekong river fish infused with with kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass, fish sauce and other herbs wrapped in a luscious green banana leaf. The cooking process renders the marinated fish magnificently succulent and buttery, which makes mok paa truly mouthwatering …