Last Saturday marked the start of Buddhist Lent, when a festival known in Lao as Boun Khao Phansa sees people go to temples to make merit by giving offerings to monks.Read more
We are proud to announce that today we made another contribution to the Solidarity Canteen in Luang Prabang to the value of 4,000,000 kip. We carefully selected from the various options, and we love the “grassroot” approach of the Solidarity Canteen.Read more
The first green coffee competition ever to take place in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic is underway, part of a broad multi-stakeholder effort to boost the country’s agricultural sector and forge international market connections.Read more
The General Police Department recently issued 15 banning rules in regards to the celebration of Lao New Year during April 14-16Read more
Provinces across the country will organise scaled-down events to celebrate Lao New Year (Pi Mai Lao) from April 14-16 this year.Read more
Win a fantastic, relaxing, and cocooning experience at the Luang Prabang Hotel as a first prize!Read more
Luang Prabang province is planning a colourful programme of activities for Lao New Year (Pi Mai Lao) from April from 10-25 in the hope of attracting more visitorsRead more
All public events are banned over the Lao New Year holiday from April 14-16 as part of the government’s continuing measures to keep Covid-19 in check.Read more
This year’s 15th Elephant Festival will be a scaled down affair and will take place over the course of just one day, as a result of the restrictions resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic.Read more
The 11th Congress of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party opened on Wednesday to track achievements made in implementing the resolution of the 10th Party Congress under the leadership of the Party Central Committee over the past five years (2016-2020).Read more
Authorities have ordered the postponement of many popular festivals and their related activities scheduled to take place in the provinces in a recent move to prevent a potential Covid-19 outbreak in Laos.Read more
The Luang Prabang Film Festival (LPFF) has unveiled its official selections for 2020. From the mountains of Vang Vieng to Manilla shopping malls, the program spans nine countries and includes a Southeast Asian premiere.Read more
The banlao.la Homes, Loans, and Lifestyle Expo will see 100+ companies under one roof at the NCC in Vientiane Capital and is set to welcome 10,000+ guests from across Laos, the ASEAN region, and Mainland ChinaRead more
Luang Prabang Film Festival returns for its 10th event with a streaming program free to audiences across Southeast AsiaRead more
Buddhists across the country spent two days taking part in colourful festivities to mark the end of Buddhism lent or Ork Phan Sa which concluded the three-month traditional rain retreat observed by monks.Read more
A psychological thriller about a young woman experiencing trauma and two new features from first-time directors are among those to win support from the 2020 Lao Filmmakers FundRead more
The organisers of the top three expos of Laos have announced that LaoBuild 2020, Lao Food & Hotel 2020 and LaoCafe 2020 have been rescheduled to June 17-19, 2021 in line with the government’s Covid-19-related restrictions.Read more
We’ve made a compilation of some of the best and most popular camps happening in Vientiane and nearby to keep your little ones engaged over the summer breakRead more
This year Pi Mai takes place on 13-15 April and it marks the transition to Buddhist year 2563. Unfortunately it will be very different as none of the usual Pi Mai activities are possible. But then again, every situation offers …Read more
The pouring of purified perfumed water to ceremonially shower Buddha images in temples by members of the public would typically occur across the country during next week’s Lao New Year period.Read more
Authorities in Laos are urging the public to suspend or postpone all “unnecessary” social events including weddings and Lao New Year celebrations in an attempt to prevent the spread of COVID-19.Read more
A large number of Lao, foreign visitors as well as Vientiane residents are expected to attend Lao Food Festival 2020 to be held at Chao Anouvong Park on Jan 28-31.Read more
Marketing is the major reason why one product can be sold for 2 extremely different prices even though the costRead more
The nation’s largest-ever field of more than 4,000 domestic and foreign runners is expected to tackle the inaugural Vientiane International Marathon through the capital’s streets on December 8.Read more
Austcham Lao is delighted to invite you to the 3rd Austcham Charity Golf Day at Lake View Golf Club on Friday 15th November 12pm to 7pm.Read more
This year’s boat races will take place on a stretch of the Mekong River near the Landmark Mekong Riverside Hotel, in a change of plan announced on Thursday.Read more
The Luang Prabang Half Marathon offers the general population to get healthier and train, while at the same time it donates the money collected from the registration to the Lao Friends Hospital for Children (LFHC).Read more
Lao Fashion Week 2019 was wrapped up on Sunday’s night following the announcement of the top five of Lao Young Designer 2019 and the showcasing of more than 100 collections of international designers.Read more
There was great excitement when, for the first time in Laos’ history, Vang Vieng hosted the first-ever trail run in the country.Read more
This festival is commonly called the Hungry Ghost Festival. Tracing its roots all the way to China, other countries in Southeast Asia also have their own version of the festival.Read more
The Annual Vientiane Career & Education Fair is organized by volunteer staff members and students from Lao-American College and AIESEC.Read more
At this festive season of the year, we would like to thank our customers ! Your support and the continued trust that you place in us is the foundation of our success.Read more
Vientiane Public Security Headquarters announced eight regulations, aimed at maintaining social order during Lao New Year (April 14-16).Read more
Champassak is focusing on distinctive festivities and various initiatives in a bid to lure more tourists to the southern province during Visit Laos-China Year 2019.Read more
Laos will have the opportunity to host the 16th ASEAN School Games for the very first time in its capital Vientiane in 2024, Lao sports authorities said.Read more
The 12th Asean Business Awards (ABA) Gala Dinner took place on the night of November 12 last week, shining a spotlight on some of the many successful enterprises from a variety of industry sectors from across the region.Read more
Thousands of Buddhists decorated their colourful pasaatpheung (wax castles) with candles, flowers, money and incense as they joined the annual procession yesterday to pay homage to the That Luang stupa.Read more
The police have announced plans for parking and road access during this year’s That Luang festival from November 16-22, hoping to ease the traffic congestion that always plagues this popular event.Read more
A bright, sunny morning yesterday saw people across the country flocking to temples to present their offerings to monks as a means of making merit on the last day of Buddhist Lent.Read more
Tourists visiting the capital of Laos this month shouldn’t miss the Vientiane Boat Racing Festival and other traditional and religious activities marking the end of Buddhist Lent.Read more
Lao and Swiss artists staged a concert performing music and dance shows at the National Circus in Vientiane Capital on Sep 28 to promote cultural exchange between Laos and Switzerland.Read more
A Night Party to kick off Lao Fashion Week 2018 and celebrate the fifth anniversary of the sparkling event attracted a glitzy crowd of people involved in the world of fashion.Read more
The Luang Prabang Film Festival (LPFF) has announced that it is accepting applications for its 2018 Talent Lab, led by Tribeca Film Institute® (TFI). The Lab, which will train Southeast Asian filmmakers on grant writing and project pitching, will be held during the opening weekend of the ninth annual festival, which will take place 7-12 December 2018.Read more
Join the 8th Annual Vientiane Career and Education Fair, at Don Chan Palace, on July 7th and 8th.
In this fair, everyone will have an opportunity to meet and discuss your career and future plan with big companies, international organizations and overseas university representatives. FREE ENTRY!!!
France, once a colonial power in mainland Southeast Asia, left Laos decades ago. But its traces as a foreign actor are still easily found in many parts of the landlocked nation and the country still retains some influence in the Southeast Asian state.Read more
The Luang Prabang Film Festival (LPFF) has announced that its ninth annual event will take place on 7-12 December 2018.Read more
The highly anticipated Night Fashion Show will be hosted by the Lao Young Designer Project this Saturday (April 28), 7pm at the Fountain Square in Vientiane.Read more
Hundreds of officials, foreign guests, musicians, performers and Vientiane residents gathered last night in Vientiane celebrating the international recognition of Khaen music of the Lao people as humanity’s heritage.Read more
The Vientiane Traffic Police Department has rostered almost 600 police for security detail around the capital in a bid to reduce traffic congestion and road accidents during the Pi Mai Lao holiday from April 14-16.Read more
More than 30 restaurants and cafés will participate in European Food Festival 2018 presenting signature dishes of many European countries such as Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Russia and Spain in Vientiane on Mar 24.Read more
The Luang Prabang Film Festival (LPFF) concluded its eighth annual event this week in the UNESCO World Heritage town of Luang Prabang, Laos, with the Audience Choice Award going to the Malaysian film, Redha.Read more
As we enter our 10th year, we realize this milestone was made possible by the support of clients, friends, and associates like you. We offer our thanks, and wish you much peace and great joy during this holiday season and throughout the New Year.Read more
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The That Luang Festival is extra special this year as it anticipates Visit Laos Year 2018, aiming to spotlight Lao culture, tourist attractions and the local lifestyle to the eyes of the world.Read more
Laos is not a country that garners many international headlines, much less regarding its chess scene. But Singaporean contributor Edwin Lam reports that they seem to have made good progress, particularly in the area of Chess in Schools, which has the strong support of the government. And come this January, 2018, they will be hosting Laos’ first-ever international open!Read more
Source: Vientiane Times A play featuring the escapades of Sherlock Holmes drew a large crowd at the Mercure Vientiane hotelRead more
WIG Laos has announced the Annual WIG Bazaar 2017 will be held on November 11 on the grounds of the Faculty of Engineering of the National University of Laos at Sokpaluang Road, Vientiane.Read more
The Luang Prabang Film Festival (LPFF) has announced that it is looking for applicants for its 2017 Talent Lab for Southeast Asian filmmakers, to be led by Tribeca Film Institute® (TFI). The Lab, which will focus on grant writing and project pitching, will be held during the opening weekend of the eighth annual festival, which will take place 8-13 December 2017.Read more
Authorities are preparing to promote “Visit Laos Year 2018” with the aim of making this sector a key pillar for economic growth.Read more
The fifth annual Run for Children “Luang Prabang Half Marathon” will be held in October this year in Lao world heritage town of Luang Prabang.Read more
A Chinese state-owned enterprise said on Saturday that it will build a U.S. $40 million elephant conservation and breeding center in northwestern Laos’ Sayaboury province and develop it into a for-profit tourist attraction by the end of the year.Read more
In a historic first for the small Southeast Asian country, Laos will submit a film to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for consideration in the 90th Academy Awards, to be held on 4 March 2018.Read more
The Luang Prabang Film Festival (LPFF) has announced that its eighth annual event will take place on 8-13 December 2017. The festival, which celebrates Southeast Asian cinema every December in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Luang Prabang, Laos, will feature a range of feature film screenings, short film programs, panel discussions, and events.Read more
The Government issued five public bans for Lao New Year celebration last week, in an effort to maintain social order and promote and preserve Lao traditions and culture.
Firstly, state offices and the general public nationwide have been asked to organise a farewell party to BE 2560 in accordance with the longstanding traditional culture of Laos and the government’s policies throughout the five-day celebration from 13 to 17 April.
Luang Prabang, the well-preserved northern capital of Laos, doesn’t have a single working cinema. But over the first week of December, the streets of its Unesco-sanctioned historic district filled with cinephiles hailing from all over the region and beyond for the latest edition of Luang Prabang Film Festival, or LPFF.
Thirty-two feature films were screened, which ended on Dec 7, all of them from the Asean nations of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, ……
The Elephant Festival 2017, in Sayaboury province, will run from 13 to 19 February, with around 70 elephants joining activities during the festival.
The festival is the major event of the province and reminds visitors and residents that Laos once had a vast elephant population, ….
Visit the Fang Mae Khong international dance festival from Dec 9 to 17 at FANGLAO Black Box Vientiane.
This year there are 3 different programs with artists from Laos, France, Germany, Singapore, Cambodia, and Japan.
The WIG Bazaar is BACK on Saturday, 19 November 2016 at the Lao National University Faculty of Engineering, Sokpaluang Road, Vientiane from 10am to 6pm.
The WIG Bazaar is a popular and much-loved community event that is free and open to all members of the public. Attendees can expect stalls showcasing handicraft and information, delicious international food and drink, and other products including local Fair Trade wares and demonstrations.
The event also features …..
Thousands of people gathered yesterday for the grand wax castle procession, one of the main features of the annual That Luang festival and among the country’s cultural highlights.
The festival has become more widely known over the years and more and more foreigners make a point of coming to Vientiane for this very special and uniquely Lao event.
This year’s festival holds greater significance than usual as it marks the 450th anniversary of the …..
The Women’s International Group (WIG) Bazaar will take place on Saturday, November 19 at the Lao National University Faculty of Engineering, Sokpaluang Road, Vientiane Capital from 10 am to 6 pm.
The WIG Bazaar is a popular and much-loved community event that is free and open to all members of the public. Last year’s event attract over 10,000 visitors.
The WIG Bazaar is the primary …..
The Vientiane Traffic Police Department will station some 300 police around the capital’s downtown from October 11-17 to ensure public safety during this year’s boat racing festival.
This year 300 police officers will be on duty at 66 police posts in Sikhottabong, Sisattanak and Chanthabouly districts.
The police officers will be stationed inside the festival area and in vehicles outside…..
The bombs, as one Laotian described it, “fell like rain”, US President Barack Obama said Tuesday on a visit to Laos, a first for any sitting US president.
“Given our history here, I believe that the United States has a moral obligation to help Laos heal,” he said.
He referred to America’s secret and devastating bombing of Laos during the Vietnam War in the 1960s and 70s.
Some $90m (£68m) will be spent over ….
Police officers commenced clearing vendors, stalls and parked vehicles along main roads in the capital on Friday in preparation for the Asean Summits from September 6-8.
According to the Vientiane Traffic Police Department over 350 officers will serve around the capital in an effort to reduce congestion and ease movement for foreign delegates and residents alike during the ….
All schools and state or private education institutions in the four main districts of Vientiane including the National University of Laos will close temporarily during the 28th and 29th Asean Summits back-to-back from September 6-8.
The Ministry of Education and Sports recently announced that all classes ….