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Travel by bus from Luang Prabang to Phonsavan

Travel by bus from Luang Prabang to Phonsavan

Phonsavan is the main town in Xiangkhouang Province, which is better known as the ‘Plain of Jars’ and is famous for its mysterious large stone jars created more than 2,000…

Cost of living in Laos

Cost of living in Laos

It is cheap to stay in Laos, but not as cheap as it was at the end of the 1990s. Laos has come a long way in terms of economic…

Everyday life in Laos

Everyday life in Laos

Laos is a country of contrasts. Contrasts between town life and rural life. Contrasts between ethnic groups and people of different religions. Most people in Laos work in agriculture and…

Ethnic Groups in Laos

Ethnic Groups in Laos

Depending on the system of classification you use, between 49 and 160 different ethnic groups live in Laos, with 82 distinct languages. The concept of ethnicity is difficult to pin…

Lao Fish Soup

Lao Fish Soup

Fish soup is a staple of the Lao cuisine, and many people in Laos eat fish soup pretty much every day. Lao fish soup comes is a variety of different…