A First Look: The Largest Lao Food Festival in Laos

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Lao Food Festival 2017

The much anticipated 12th Annual Lao Food Festival officially opened at the Chao Anouvong Park in Vientiane Capital today, exhibiting a variety of foods from across the nation.

The aim of the festival is to bring attention to Lao cuisine, and to showcase some of the little-known dishes that are more common in the provinces.

Visitors are able to taste-test a variety of Lao foods, and hungry patrons can dine at the many restaurants that have opened their kitchens to the festival.

This year, the Lao Food Festival boasts 178 booths, the highest number on record. The festival runs for three full days, from 25-27 January 2017 at the Chao Anouvong Park (9am-8pm).

Here’s a first look at the festival:

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