Category Archives: Travel


Laos Simply Beautiful Music Video Released

The official promotional music video for the Visit Laos Year 2018 campaign song entitled “Laos Simply Beautiful” has just been released and it’s wonderful!…

The Katu of Southern Laos

I am standing in an immense, high-ceilinged wood and thatch building. There are no walls, so a slight breeze provides some respite from the heat, while Mr Viphat’s gravelly voice is recounting a story.

It is said that, long ago, a great flood covered the world, leaving two survivors – …

Waterfalls worth chasing

Champasack province in southern Laos is dotted with stunning, pristine waterfalls, as our photographer Johnny discovered on a recent trip. Here are some of the amazing images he captured while there.…

Actor Harrison Ford Visits Luang Prabang

Harrison Ford visits Luang Prabang

Actor Harrison Ford made a visit to Luang Prabang yesterday, stopping to make merit at Pha O temple and meeting with Sathou Onekeo Sittivong, the abbot of Wat Xieng Thong, Wat Pakkhan, and Wat Pha O, as well as being the Provincial Head of the Luang Prabang Buddhist Fellowship.…

Reducing Single-Use Plastic Bottle Consumption in Luang Prabang

It is estimated that more than 100 million disposable plastic water bottles are consumed by travellers every year in Laos. Most of them are not recycled. In many areas of the country, where waste management systems are not available yet, people burn their waste. Open burning of plastic waste is …

Champa Meuanglao Launches “My Favorite Place” Photo Competition

My Favorite Place photo competition

Champa Meuanglao Magazine, together with Lao Airlines, is calling on photographers of all backgrounds and experience levels to enter their best single images of their favorite place in Laos for a chance to win free flights with Lao Airlines.

In line with the Visit Laos Year 2018 initiative, Champa Meuanglao

Chinese Development of Khonephapheng Area to Transform Champasack Province

Khonephapheng SEZ

Plans for a massive Chinese development project around the famed Khonephapheng waterfall in Champasack Province are moving forward, as talks between provincial authorities and a Chinese investment firm continue.

The results of a study on the potential of a Khonephapheng Special Economic Zone (SEZ), as it will be known, were …

Bangkok Beats

From electro-folk to gritty blues, the live music scene in Bangkok is one of the best in South East Asia…with a song for everyone to sing.

Sawai Kaewsombat has his hands wrapped around his khaen – the tips of his fingers dancing over the bamboo pipes as his cheeks fill …