The Lao New Year on 5th April, 2021
Each year, as spring breaks out along the mighty Mekong River, the Lao people celebrate the Lunar New Year. Th…
Once upon a time, a furious dragon spat out a huge amount of water. As the land started drying, some brown water made a channel and flowed over the horizon. Out of the mud, the first people evolved, naming the new river Me Kong: the ‘big mother’. The land was referred to later in as ‘the land of the Mekong’, today known as Laos or the Lao People's Democratic Republic.
Following the Vietnam War, it is also known to be the most heavily bombed country in the world. While the majority of the countries in Southeast Asia are developing and opening their frontiers to Westerners, it seems that Laos is still a riddle in the Asian puzzle. The French colonialists may have best described Laos when they ruled Indochina: “The Vietnamese plant the rice, the Cambodians watch it grow, and the Lao listen to the pace of its growth”. In many ways, Laos private tours provide an insight into the ‘lost East’. Laos resembles how Thailand, the first country in the region to first open to tourists, looked like some 50 years ago. Today, after years of isolation from the outer world, Laos is slowly opening up and allowing visitors to explore its hidden secrets on a wide variety of Laos private tours.
Laos is now putting extra effort to decrease the environmental and cultural impacts of tourism while providing a stable source of income to its people, and sustaining cultural heritage sites.
As a result, tourism in Laos is growing fast, featuring the country’s diverse tradition and culture, and remarkably friendly people. Many of our Laos private tours offer adventures well beyond the beaten track, have an up-close experience with rural Laos, trek through the jungles or visit a city of temples.
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