During the month of April J&C will celebrate Pi Mai Lao (Lao New Year) with a special promotion for our clients and readers:
Enjoy your Pi Mai holiday at the beautiful boutique hotel Hotel Villa Deux Rivieres in Luang Prabang at a very special rate of 59/room/night*. Located in the heart of Luang Prabang, the ancient former capital of Laos, this unique boutique hotel is situated in the centre of the UNESCO World Heritage area, with the main historical places of interest and attractions within walking distance.
* These are the booking terms:
- Luxurious room US$ 59/room/night
- Single and double occupancy
- Free WiFi
- Gov. tax & service charge included
- Breakfast not included
- no restriction on booking dates
- weekend are the same offered rate as weekdays
- valid until 30th April 2015
- for Vientiane residence and J&C readers only
Bookings to be made at the Hotel Villa Deux Rivieres directly, please send your booking request to firstname.lastname@example.org (Mr. Chris Mulder, General Manager). At booking, please mention “J&C” in order to claim your special offer rate.
Please mention “J&C” in order to claim this SPECIAL rate (although the site will show a higher one).
PI Mai in Luang Prabang
Though officially only a 3 day festival, every April Pi Mai Lao cerebrated with style in Luang Prabang-the events and activities last a full week here. There is a trade fair at the old stadium, open markets on the main street, a ‘Miss Lao New Year’ contest and various parades. Buddha images are taken out of the temples to be cleaned in perfumed water by the faithful, baci (a traditional blessing ceremony) are held in people’s homes, and symbolic sand stupas are built for good luck. The revered Phabang-the Buddha from which Luang Prabang derives its name-is displayed and worshipped at Vat Mai. Pi Mai, However is best known as a cheerful water festival- everyone throws water on one another so be prepared to get soaked!