Entries by Sylivanla Vongphachanh

Vientiane Buses to Stop Only at Official Bus Stops From Next Month

The Public bus system in Vientiane Capital is putting policies in place to improve its service and ensure that passengers reach their destinations in a timely manner.  Bus operators in the city have agreed to cease picking up and dropping off passengers at random locations and will instead use designated bus stops to ensure punctuality […]

Larb Gets Listed as One of World’s Best-Rated Salads

TasteAtlas, an experiential travel online guide for traditional food, has ranked Larb among the 50 best-rated salads in the world. TasteAtlas ranked Larb 11th on the list of 50 best-rated salads in the world describing the cuisine as the unofficial dish of Laos, as the dish originated from the Chinese province of Yunnan before becoming deeply rooted […]

Laos All Set to Host Asean Tourism Forum 2024

The ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) will be held in Laos next year and the event will focus on aspects like sustainability, digitalization, and labor shortage to improve the tourism industry in Southeast Asia. Travel Weekly Asia reports that ASEAN Tourism Association (ASEANTA) has been selected to organize the Travel Exchange (TRAVEX), a regional marketplace and fair for […]

Vientiane Capital to Repair Roads Ahead of 2024 ASEAN Summit

Vientiane Capital is set to repair and restore its roads in preparation for the 2024 ASEAN summit and other upcoming government meetings. Mr. Atsaphangthong Siphandone, the Mayor of Vientiane Capital, said at a government meeting that this year, the city would repair various roads and resolve traffic issues in preparation to host the ASEAN Summit next year. […]

Laos-China Railway Releases Vientiane-Kunming Train Schedule

The Laos-China Railway company has released the train schedule for inter-country travel between Vientiane Capital and Kunming, which starts on 13 April, just one day ahead of Lao New Year. The EMU D888/D887 train will transport passengers on the international rail line. Passengers will depart from Vientiane Capital at 8:08 AM, and arrive in Kunming South Railway […]

President of Laos Wishes Everyone a Happy New Year!

President of Laos and Party Secretary, Thongloun Sisoulith, gave a speech wishing prosperity and happiness to Lao citizens, expatriates, and foreign nationals living in the country for the upcoming Lao New Year on 14-16 April. The President began his speech by pointing out the many challenges that Lao people have faced in the past year […]

Experience the Authentic Flavors of Laos at Historic Kualao Restaurant

Just a stone’s throw from the mysterious and monolithic That Dam in downtown Vientiane Capital sits Kualao Restaurant, one of the finest Lao restaurants in the country. A casual visitor to Vientiane Capital might be forgiven for assuming that the local cuisine consists entirely of common street foods, simply grilled meats, noodles, and the odd […]

Laos-China Railway to Begin Cross-Border Service on 13 April

The Laos-China Railway is set to open for cross-border service between the two countries on April 13, according to the governor of Luang Namtha province. The announcement was made during a visit by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Saleumxay Kommasith, and other officials to oversee preparations for the railway’s opening. The first […]

Forbes Names Laos as SE Asia’s Most Charming Country

The American business magazine, Forbes, published an article on Thursday calling Laos the most charming country in Southeast Asia. According to Forbes, while the country may lack a tropical coastline, it makes up for it with scenic mountainous landscapes, flourishing rice paddies, and the stunning Mekong River that flows through its land. Forbes praised Laos for […]

Laos-China Railway to Start Cross-border Travel to China in April

Laos-China Railway will extend its passenger services on the international route to China from Vientiane to Kunming and return starting next month. Deputy Chief Engineer at Lao-China Railway Company, Mr. Vongthong Souphanthong, has said that the Laos-China Railway Company will open international services from Vientiane to Kunming, China, and back in mid-April 2023. Laos-China Railway […]