Category Archives: Travel

Ock Pop Tok: Showcasing Lao Handicrafts to the World

Weaving at Ock Pop Tok

In a country where weaving is usually considered a house chore and mostly done by women, Ock Pop Tok is striving to transform this perception.

Laos Hopes to Diversify Destinations for Tourists

Tourists Visit Spring River Resort in Khammouane Province

Laos has seen a dramatic increase in the number of South Korean tourists over the past few years after the reality TV show, “Youth Over Flowers,” featured  Korean actors visiting famous locations in Laos, particularly in Vang Vieng.

Annabelle Cafe Brings a Piece of France to Vientiane’s Dining Scene

Annabelle 2 Cafe Vientiane Laos

Annabelle Cafe brings a certain je ne sais quoi to Vientiane’s dining scene.

Laos Launches Online eVisa Service

Laos Officially Launches eVisa for tourists

Lao has launched its long-awaited electronic tourist visa (eVisa) service, which will allow foreigners to apply for a visa online prior to arriving in the country.

Thailand’s First Bullet Train to Include Laos as Destination

Thailand Laos China Bullet Train

Thailand is preparing to launch the country’s first bullet train that will run between Bangkok and Beijing, China, with Laos as one of the intermediate stations.

Laos’ Plain of Jars Becomes UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Plain of Jars in Laos

The Plain of Jars in Xiangkhouang Province, Laos, has been added to the list of World Heritage Sites by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Lao Airlines Renews Global Safety Standard Certification

Lao Airlines IATA

National flag carrier Lao Airlines has passed an audit and renewed registration from the IATA International Air Transport Association Operational Safety Audit (IOSA).

Laos, Thailand Sign New Cross-border Road and Rail Deal

Thailand Laos Rail and Road Extension

Laos and Thailand have signed an agreement to extend road and rail connections between the two countries worth more than THB 3 billion (USD 98.2 million).