A guide to Vientiane, Laos, where to stay, where to eat, and sites along the way.
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GoNOMAD Destination Guide: Vientiane, Laos
The author describes the Friendship Bridge – a different way of getting from Thailand to Laos. Udon Thani airport to Vientiane.
Christine Horvat travels through Laos, taking in the sights in Vientiane, rock climbing in Van Vieng, and kayaking on the Nam Ou River.
In Vientiane, Laos, James Dorsey describes the important cultural tradition of Tak-Bat, or giving daily alms to monks who must not handle money after 12 pm.
Peta Bassett writes about the Lao Pako Resort on the Nam Ngum River in Laos.
Northwest Laos:The author describes a cruise on the Mekong River through Northwest Laos including the famous town of Luang Prabang, City of Temples.
In Vientiane Laos, John Edwards finds a Buddhist ceremony with a singular purpose.
Matthew Kadey cycles Laos: Biking the rugged northern frontier of Laos, a country largely untouched by modern tourism and fun of friendly locals.
Laos: Kenton Molloy writes about Bun Bang Fai, the Rocket Festival of Laos and Thailand, held each year to bring on the rainy season.
Charlotte Halligan visits Ban Hai, a small village in rural Laos, and reports on micro-lending projects that are helping the women of the village weave their way out of poverty.
Tour resources for alternative travelers including local guides, outfitters who can offer customized itineraries to secret destinations in Southeast Asia.