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Phou Si hill, Luang Prabang

Phou Si hill, Luang Prabang

Phou Si hill is a small mountain right in the middle of Luang Prabang town in Laos. There are two temples on Phou Si hill, however, the real reason most…

Chua Bang Long, Vientiane

Chua Bang Long, Vientiane

Chua Bang Long is Buddhist temple tucked away in a back street of Vientiane in Laos. Chua Bang Long looks very different to the other Buddhist temples in Vientiane, and…

Wat Chanthaboury in Vientiane

Wat Chanthaboury in Vientiane

Wat Chanthaboury, also known as Wat Chan, is a Buddhist temple located on the popular riverfront road near to Chao Anouvong Park in Vientiane in Laos. Wat Chanthaboury is an…

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…

Trekking in Laos

Trekking in Laos

Trekking in Laos is a great way, and a sometimes the only way, to visit some of the more remote areas of the country and experience the Laotian way of…

Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang is the most visited part of Laos. The old part of this town of slightly over 55,000 permanent residents was granted UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 1995 and…

Bus times & tickets – Vientiane to Luang Prabang

Bus times & tickets – Vientiane to Luang Prabang

There are two ways to travel from Vientiane to Luang Prabang: by road or by internal flight. By public bus the 338 km journey takes 13 hours. Direct flights are operated by Lao…

Bus times & tickets – Don Det to Siem Reap

Bus times & tickets – Don Det to Siem Reap

There are two ways to get from Don Det to Siem Reap. The first, and longest, way to travel from Don Det to Siem Reap is to take a local bus…