Category Archives: Travel


Mon Ta Champa Lao Gardens Opens at Bolaven Plateau

Mon Ta Champa Lao Gardens

The Mon Ta Champa Lao Gardens is a new tourism site that has opened in Paksong, on the Bolaven Plateau in Champasack Province. The Mon Ta Champa Lao Gardens (literally the “Enchantment of the Eyes”) contains a stunning flower garden, as well as an organic fruit and vegetable garden located …

Prime Minister Visits Sakura Park in Viengxay


Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith recently visited the Lao-Japan Friendship Sakura Park in Viengxay district, Huaphan province, to tour the park planted with Sakura or cherry blossom trees.

Viengxay district officials told Vientiane Times that the experts have maintained the Sakura trees well and expected they will begin blooming during the …

Water Route to Sky Lake in Attapeu Remains Unexplored


Attapeu province has yet to conduct a water route survey to the popular NongFa (Sky Lake) after the provincial governor approved a proposal some months ago.

Developing a water route to NongFa is considered to be the most comfortable way for visitors to access the site and also see natural …

Northern Laos Tops New Year Destinations


LuangPrabang and Vangvieng district, Vientiane province and are the two main hotspots favoured by local and foreign holiday-makers looking for somewhere special to celebrate the New Year.

Meanwhile, Malaysia, Singapore and the Republic of Korea are the top overseas destinations where Lao people like to bring in the New Year, …

VangVieng Music Festival 2 Sets Out To Make Entertainment History


Those unlucky people who missed the Vangvieng Music Fest organized by Samart Event Organizer last week will get the chance to attend the Vangvieng Music Festival 2 hosted by Lao Bangfai and Lao Pride Records this weekend.

Taking place on December 23-24 at the Lom Cave in Vangvieng, everyone will …

Phonsavan: Everything You Need to Know


Phonsavan is the capital of the province of Xieng Khuang in Laos. It has a population of 37,507 and the name Phonsavan roughly translates as ‘Hills of paradise’.  Built during the 1970s, Phonsavan has a picturesque countryside full of green hillsides and forests of pine trees. It replaced Muang Khoun …

Oudomxay Planning to Roll Out Welcome Mat for Visitors


Oudomxay province is setting its sights on developing tourist attractions so as to bring in more Chinese investors and visitors.

Chinese visitors are steadily increasing in number at the province’s main tourist destinations and now Oudomxay is planning to attract another two million.

Provincial Deputy Governor, Mr Somchith Panyasack, told …

Into the Dark: Exploring Laos’ Cave Tourism Industry


Home to some of the most complex rock formations in Southeast Asia, Laos looks to cash in on cave tourism.

Since the late 19th century, the geological wonders of Laos have captured the interest of foreign explorers, not just for its striking mountain ranges, fertile Mekong River floodplains and …