Laos religion and belief

Laos religion and belief

The main religion in Laos is Buddhism. Today some 60 percent of the Lao population (predominantly lowland Lao and Tai-speaking groups) follow Theravada Buddhism. The remainder of the population belongs to at least 48 distinct ethnic minority groups.& [Read more]
2 days in Pakse - Top things to do

2 days in Pakse - Top things to do

The town of Pakse in the south, Laos is a French colonial style, located at the confluence of rivers is a fantastic mixture of Laotian culture and the relics of French Indochina, a stopover on the way exploring Champasak province [Read more]
Alms Giving Ceremony - the most famous event in Luang Prabang

Alms Giving Ceremony - the most famous event in Luang Prabang

The tak bat, or the Buddhist Lao monks' morning collection of food in Luang Prabang, is a must-see for travellers to Luang Prabang in Laos. You will see the practice of offering food to monks in Theravada Buddhist countries [Read more]
Muang Khua - Laos Travel Guide

Muang Khua - Laos Travel Guide

Muang Khua is a small town, right in Nam Ou and Nam Phark cross point, with undeniably picturesque view. Although it is stopover to move to Hat Sa, Muang Ngoi, Nong Khiaw, it still worth a day time in this typical rustic country town. [Read more]
The most attractive caves in Laos

The most attractive caves in Laos

Besides numerous spectacular mountains and the mighty Mekong River, Laos also attracts tourists by the majestic beauty of many caves located throughout the country. Below is the list of caves that you can plan to visit in your trip to Laos. [Read more]
Laos people

Laos people

The original meaning of the word “Lao” is undetermined, although it may concern the Ai Lao tribes who were recorded in the Han Dynasty in both China and Vietnam as a community of what is called Yunan Province today.  [Read more]
Laos literature and art

Laos literature and art

Laos has a long-lasting history of traditional art in different fields including sculptures, architecture, paintings, and textiles. The most ancient form of Laos art is the architecture and sculptures that appeared at the Buddhist Temples. [Read more]
Laos visa and formalities

Laos visa and formalities

All visitors entering Laos must possess valid passports. Visa can obtained from Lao Embassies and Consulates abroad. Tourist visa allows you to stay in Laos for up to 30 days, and can be extended (with fee) for up to 60 days.  [Read more]
Trekking in Laos

Trekking in Laos

Known as a landlocked country, Laos still attracts tourists every year because of its historical relics, natural landscapes and especially its ideal trekking routes. Below is some useful information for your trekking trips in Laos. [Read more]
Travel insurance for Laos holiday

Travel insurance for Laos holiday

Travel Insurance is compulsory on all Travel Authentic Asia trips and is a condition of booking with Travel Authentic Asia. This will not only guarantee you peace of mind while you travel but also covers you for many of the things that can go wrong. [Read more]
Safety and security in Laos

Safety and security in Laos

Laos has earned a reputation among visitors as a remarkably safe place to travel, with little crime reported. Anyway, as a saying go “prevention better than cure” you should be aware of some dangers or annoyance you might suffer. [Read more]
Money matters in Laos

Money matters in Laos

Although LAK is the country’s only official currency, Thai Baht and US Dollars are also accepted in many places, especially tourist areas. You will need a ready supply of kip notes for use in smaller towns and villages as well as for small purchases. [Read more]
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