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Si Phan Don – The Original River Life Experience

River Life Experience Tour Southern Laos

When I first visited Si Phan Don, which literally translates to Four Thousand Islands, I had the feeling that the pace of life in the rest of Laos might be a little fast. Here is where I came to understand the true meaning of ‘sabai-sabai’ or ‘taking it easy’.…

Emmy win for HCM Trail Documentary: Mountain Bike champ Rusch traverses Laos in Blood Road

Rebecca Rusch

Traversing the mountainous spine of Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, three-time world mountain bike champ, US mountain cyclist Rebecca Rusch’s eye-opening 2017 documentary Blood Road has won an Emmy, one of US televisions highest honors.

The documentary film brings the less adventurous and athletic of us on a ride to learning …

One dollar charge awaits travelers, foreign residents returning to Laos

Vintage US$1

All travelers entering Laos on foreign passports, including residents, will have to reach into their pockets for an extra US$1 bill in the form of a tourism development levy when entering via international border immigration checkpoints from October 1.

The tourism fund was set up in line with the government’s

Laos, Mekong habitat hotspot aid helps communities, climate, conservation

Human lives and habitats intertwine

With a habitat range boasting more biodiversity per square metre than the mighty Amazon basin, the arc where mountains meet the plains via the Mekong and other major river valleys form the Indo-Burma hotspot that includes Laos is well known as an area of immense natural and ecological value that …

Typhoon Mangkhut Skirts Laos Following Phils, HK, China Landfalls

Typhoon Mangkhut via Goole Maps

Typhoon Mangkhut is on track to miss Laos after tracking data Monday morning had the destructive storm headed roughly West-North-West from Hong Kong towards South-West China.

Nonetheless, residents and visitors to northern and central regions of Laos should remain on alert for heavy downpours on Monday and Tuesday according to …

South Koreans Latest To Get 30 days Visa-Free Travel in Laos

South Korean visitors, backpackers, business travellers, package tourists, honeymooners and independent adventurers alike can now stay in Laos for up to 30 days without a visa. Could your country be next?

Coming into force September 1, the extension was announced on Thursday, August 30 by the Lao Ministry of Foreign

Luang Prabang Plays Host to Sustainable Tourism Solutions Expo

Saving money or saving the planet? Either way, travel lovers, tourism industry professionals, and their suppliers will have more reasons to be in Luang Prabang from September 14-15.

Sustainable Tourism Solutions Expo will bring together hospitality businesses and vendors of sustainable products, technology, and services to descend on the UNESCO …

Top Promo Videos of Visit Laos Year 2018

Visit Laos 2018 is picking up steam as the country, aided by several international donors and freelance Laos-loving videographers and marketers, advertises to the world what it has to offer.

One way that Laos is attracting visitors is through the use of video marketing. While it would be next to impossible to do …