Lao festival woos Japanese in bid to entice holiday-makers 

A tourism exhibition and cultural performances are among the highlights of the Lao Festival taking place from May 22-29 in Tokyo, Japan. Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Prof. Dr Bosengkham Vongdara, ministry officials and Lao performers are currently in Tokyo to take part at the ...

Vientiane Times

New flights to boost links between Laos and China

Laos and China on Monday officially set in motion a new air route between the two countries, aimed not only at boosting tourism but also other areas of cooperation. The new flight will carry tourists and other travelers between Vientiane and Luang Prabang province in ...

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Huaphan marks Visit Laos Year, city pillar’s 10th anniversary

Thousands of visitors crammed the provincial capital on Friday to enjoy the colourful activities organised to officially launch Visit Laos Year in Huaphan province. The occasion coincided with the 10th anniversary of Xameua district’s city pillar, which takes centre stage in the townMore ...

Vientiane Times

Khammuan tightens up preservation of Great City Wall 

Khammuan provincial authorities are working to preserve a massive ancient rock wall, known as the Great City Wall, which lies alongside a road in Thakhaek district and is being damaged by local people. Thakaek district Governor Mr Chan Boupphalivanh told Vientiane Times “Sections of this wall are ...

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Department of Information and Culture of Salavan surveyed a new tourist attraction Phoulahid Cliff Painting

(KPL) Recently Head of Department of Information and Culture of Salavan Province, Mr Somchai Ounchit and his team have surveyed the possibility to develop a potential scenic site at Phoulahid cliff painting, Khongsedon District,  into a tourist attraction. If promoted, this new tourist site will ...


Tour companies tout Laos as adventure lovers’ paradise

Local tour companies are continuing efforts to promote Laos as an adventure tourism destination with a recent exhibition held at the Vientiane Center shopping mall. The event to raise awareness of the country’s adventure activities is part of the ongoing Visit Laos 2018 campaign under the ...

Vientiane Times

Laos, China seeking greater tourism cooperation

Laos and China have vowed to increase cooperation to promote tourism between the two countries with the aim of attracting more visitors.That was the message at the Laos-China Tourism Forum in Vientiane yesterday where participants shared their experiences in the promotion of bilateral tourism.More ...

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Culture, Vientiane are top draws for tourists: survey

Places of scenic and cultural interest are the top draws for people visiting Laos, while the capital Vientiane tops the list of places visited by foreign tourists, according a 2017 statistics report. The Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism carried out a survey among 2,591 international ...

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