Laos: The survival instinct

Serene and spectacular, Laos has a riveting tale to tell: of remarkable survival as the most bombed country on earth; as an endearing oddball home to the peculiar Plain of Jars; and as a tranquil haven where the peace is disturbed only by the clucking of chickens and clacking of traditional weavers’ looms. For now that is...

See the Rich Spiritual and Cultural Traditions of Laos

Discover the rich world of Laos, which is peppered with stunning temples, palaces, and pagodas. Louangphrabang, a designated UNESCO World Heritage site, represents a blend of traditional Lao and European colonial influences.

Eat: Laos

If you dine in Laos, don't expect the familiar sweet tangs of neighbouring Thailand. Here you'll find spicy yet often bitter dishes are mopped up by generous handfuls of the ubiquitous sticky rice

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