Laos Festival

Festivals in Luang Prabang

Festivals in Luang Prabang

In Luang Prabang, the ritual cycle is dominated by Thervada Buddhist customs and traditions, integrated with tributes paid  to the animistic spirits (Phi) of the land and water. Because it is the traditional center of the region in Laos and the seat of the former royal family, annual festival (“Boun”) are often organized on a [...]
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Laos Festival

Laos Festival

Laos is the place of festival, and there is festival in each month of the year. There are four times of Tet (New Year): Western new year, New Year of Chinese calendar (like some other Orient countries), Laos Tet (Bun Pimay in April) and H’mong Tet (December). There are other kinds of festivals such as: [...]
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    Laos Cuisine

    Street Foods in Luang Prabang

    Street Foods in Luang Prabang

    If you are in Luang Prabang, Laos, you should try the vendors who sells food along the small alley on the south end of the night market from 6-10 p.m every night. It was basically  all you can eat street food. It was basically all you can eat street food. Every evening in Luang Prabang, [...]
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    Laos Cuisine

    Laos Cuisine

    Lao cuisine may be little known outside the country, but it is considered one of the healthiest cuisines. This is due to its affection for fresh vegetables and herbs, which appear in almost every Lao meal. Both meat and fish are usually grilled pr steamed and as a result, the flavors are fresh and the [...]
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      Laos Architecture

      Luang Prabangs Impressive Architecture

      Luang Prabangs Impressive Architecture

      The town of Luang Prabang has formed around the 33 ornate Wats and colonial architecture. The entire town was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. As a result, much of Luang Prabangs impressive architecture has been restored painstakingly to show its dramatical beauty. The temple architecture in Luang Prabang mixes both southern [...]
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      Vat Phou Architecture

      Vat Phou Architecture

      The Vat Phou Temple Complex and surrounding Champasak Heritage Landscape in located 500km south of Vientiane of the right bank of the Mekong River in Champasak Province. Vat Phou is an excellent example of early and classic Khmer Architecture (What Phu Champasak is in southern Laos, but it was built by the ancient Khmer (Cambodians) [...]
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      Luang Prabang Architecture

      Luang Prabang Architecture

      The Ancient Town of Luang Prabang in the center of northern Laos has been described as one of the most charming and best preserved towns in Southeast Asia. There are 34 Buddhist temples among colonial and Chinese architecture, all set in a backdrop of lush green mountains. The mighty  Mekong River frames the town’s western [...]
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      Becoming a monk in Laos: an enlightening experience

      Becoming a monk in Laos: an enlightening experience

      The majority of Lao men want to be ordained as a Buddhist monk at least once in their lifetime in order to practice and understand dharma, the teachings of the Buddha which lead to enlightenment. Some wish to take ordination prior to getting married as a way to show gratitude to their parents. In Laos, [...]
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        Brocade market

        Brocade market

        Since 4p.m, Mong women were hurried with the heavy papoose on their shoulders come to the market from Pha Nom or Boxieng villages in the mountains. The stalls are settled neat and clean. They are place in the straight line in the middle of the road. Visitors would come here and enjoy a night market [...]
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        Cuisine market

        Cuisine market

        This is the self-choice food market, which is built from the demand of the people who came to the night market. It is crowded like the brocade market with boiled sweet potatoes, roasted meat, fried fishes, etc. I chose a grilled sticky rice from a stall with the price of 1,000 kip (about 0.75 dollar). [...]
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