March 31, 2017

Winners of the 7th Vientianale International Film Festival 2017

Winners of the 7th Vientianale International Film Festival 2017
Photo Credit: Vientianale, 2017

Tourist dies at popular gibbon zipline park in Laos

By:  Natalie Paris, The Telegraph (UK), March 28, 2017

A traveller has died ziplining at the Gibbon Experience forest camp in Laos.

The person, thought to be American, was at the remote attraction popular with backpackers travelling on a budget through South-East Asia. It boasts some of the world’s highest and longest ziplines, with the largest reaching 1,870ft across a forested valley in the north-west of the country, close to the border with Thailand.

March 26, 2017

March 17, 2017

Phouvong Jewelry Calendar 2017 - March and April

Phouvong Jewelry Calendar 2017 - March and April
ບະຕິທິນຮ້ານຄໍາພູວົງ 2017 ເດືອນມີນາ ແລະ ເດືອນເມສາ

Phouvong Jewelry Calendar 2017 - January and February

Phouvong Jewelry Calendar - January and February
ບະຕິທິນຮ້ານຄໍາພູວົງ 2017 ເດືອນມັງກອນ ແລະ ເດືອນກຸມພາ

March 16, 2017

Russian Food Cart in Vientiane - Polmeni Anyone?

Video Credit:  Lena Aber via Youtube

Lao Government Auctions Luxury Cars in a Bid to Cut Costs, Reduce Corruption

By:  RFA News, March 13, 2017

Vehicles for auction
Luxury vehicles owned by the Lao government sit inside the National Convention Center in Vientiane where they will be auctioned to the public, Feb. 28, 2017.  Photo Credit: RFA.

The Lao government has auctioned 14 luxury cars previously used by the country’s leaders in its latest effort to cut costs and rein in corruption in the impoverished nation by getting rid of pricey autos that high-ranking officials had been using for free for official and personal business.

Lao authorities impound over 5,000 illegally imported vehicles

By:  Vientiane Times, January 26, 2017

The Customs Department under the Lao Ministry of Finance has reported that they impounded more than 5,000 illegally imported vehicles in the fiscal year of 2015-2016.

March 14, 2017

Beer Snacks ຂອງແກ້ມເບຍ

Lao Beer Snacks examples 1
(From left to right)  Lettuce, dipping sauce, chopped schallots, ginger, limes, lemon grass, peanuts, galanga.

March 09, 2017

Laos Ranks 16th Most Welcoming Country In the World

By:  Thao Phasavath, KPL News, March 9 2017

(KPL) The Lao PDR has been ranked number 16 among the most welcoming countries in the world, with Cambodia and Timor Leste topping the list, according to the Passport Index for 2017.

Tour operators suggest activities for 2018 Visit Laos Year

By:  Siladda Souliyong, Vientiane Times, February 11, 2017

Tour operators have suggested activities and improvements to tourist sites ahead of 2018 Visit Laos Year which was recently announced by the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism.

World Peace Gong

World Peace Gong in Vientiane Laos

March 04, 2017

Laos' Tallest Person - Pudoy Sayachak

Video Credit:  Vientiane Times, July 6, 2016

Laos expects $8.94 billion trade volume in 2017

By:  Post Online Media (Croatia), February 6, 2017

Photo:  Souphanh Keomixay
Photo:  Souphanh Keomixay

Laos will strive to record a trade volume of $8.94 billion in 2017, Lao Minister of Planning and Investment Souphanh Keomixay said.