Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Learn more about Boun Krer - Khmu New Year

Credit:  Lao News TV, March 12, 2015

Happy Khmu New Year - Boun Krer

Khmu New Year harvest display
The Khmu ethnic group in Laos celebrate their New Year with Boun Krer towards the end of December. Pictured here is one of the many harvest displays and offerings.

1st Expressway in Laos Inaugurated

By:  Xinhua News (China), December 20, 2020

Aerial photo taken on Dec. 20, 2020 shows a view of the Vientiane-Vangvieng section of the China-Laos expressway in Vientiane, Laos.
Aerial photo taken on Dec. 20, 2020 shows a view of the Vientiane-Vangvieng section of the China-Laos expressway in Vientiane, Laos.


VIENTIANE, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) -- The Vientiane-Vangvieng section of the China-Laos expressway, the first highway in Laos jointly constructed by the Lao government and China's Yunnan Construction and Investment Holding Group (YCIH), was inaugurated on Sunday.

The opening ceremony was held simultaneously in Vientiane, the capital of Laos, and Kunming of  southwest China's Yunnan Province, via video conferencing.

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Do you dream of noodles?

A variety of noodles on display at a Lao food market
ຝັນກິນເສັ້ນຫມີ່ບໍ
At this food stall at a Lao food market, a variety of noodles are offered for sale and presented fresh and portioned for people to buy.  It's a noodle lovers dream!

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Happy Hmong New Year!

The Hmong ethnic group in Laos celebrate their new year, called Boun Kinchieng, with big celebrations that starts in late December.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

A picnic in the water

Paksong Laos - Picnic in the water
Bring your flip flops, food and friends.  
Have a picnic in the water at the foot of  these waterfalls in Paksong, Laos.