Saturday, April 22, 2017

Lao New Year 2560 - Compilation of Events in Luangprabang

Check out these Lao New Year videos showing a compilation of the variety of activities that went on in Luangprabang.  Featuring the Miss Lao New Year beauty contest, procession, parade, blessing the Buddha statues, music and more.

Video Credit:  Somsack Vilayphonh

Monday, April 17, 2017

Vietnamese Embassy and Consulates in Laos

Vietnam Embassy in Vientiane
Vietnam Embassy in Vientiane.  Photo Credit:  Google Maps

2017 marks the 55th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Laos and Vietnam.  It's also the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty on Friendship and Cooperation.

To commemorate the anniversary, let's take a look at the Vietnamese embassy and its consulates in Laos.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Laos Sees 10 Percent Drop in Foreign Tourist Numbers

By:  The Laotian Times, March 22, 2017

While Lao Nationals hit an all time high for travelling abroad in 2016, as previously reported by The Laotian Times, the number of foreign visitors entering Laos has dwindled after several consecutive years of visitor growth.

Statistics Show Lao People Traveling More Than Ever Before

By:  The Laotian Times, March 17, 2017

In 2016, Laos reported that an astonishing 3.05 million outbound travelers crossed its borders to other countries.

According to statistics presented by the Tourism Development Department at the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, the number of Lao nationals traveling by plane was at a record high in 2016 compared to previous years.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Laos speeds up railway construction machinery import from China

By:  Xinhua News, April 5, 2017

Full steam ahead for the China-Laos railway construction, Laos has sped up machinery import from China, local daily Vientiane Times reported Monday.

Hundreds of trucks carrying machinery and equipment for construction of the China-Laos railway have entered Laos after being delayed at the border. A special lane has now been allocated at the Mohan-Boten border crossing point to facilitate the passage of the trucks, project coordinator in northern Lao province Luang Namtha, Chanthachone Keolakhone told Vientiane Times on Friday.