Laos

Laos Travel Guide

Articles about Laos

By Michelle Gross
Standing in the open-air pergola of his lagoon-side cooking school, Joy Ngeuambopha begins the day’s lesson. “Lao cooking is about balance of flavors and fresh ingredients,” Mr. Ngeuambopha tells the class as he purées freshly plucked coriander le...
By Michelle Gross
Standing in the open-air pergola of his lagoon-side cooking school, Joy Ngeuambopha begins the day’s lesson. “Lao cooking is about balance of flavors and fresh ingredients,” Mr. Ngeuambopha tells the class as he purées freshly plucked coriander le...
By Michelle Gross
Standing in the open-air pergola of his lagoon-side cooking school, Joy Ngeuambopha begins the day’s lesson. “Lao cooking is about balance of flavors and fresh ingredients,” Mr. Ngeuambopha tells the class as he purées freshly plucked coriander le...
By Lindsay Taub

Simple science may explain the phenomena, but when it comes to natural light shows—be they in ravines in Arizona or caves in New Zealand—the effect is nothing short of magical. Onward for forest fireflies, an “everlasting” storm, and "Manhattanhenge."

By Henry Alford
When you’re sitting on an elephant’s neck, you see him differently: 4½ tons of quivering muscle, capable of reducing all within his reach to dust-breathing rubble. Which is exactly the vibe I’m getting from Bonsou, a.k.a. Lady Boy, the 56-year-old...
By Everett Potter

Taking off on a journey alone? Have no fear. Here are the safest, friendliest countries for your solo adventure.

Hotels in Laos

A 15-room boutique hotel, with traditional Lao details (clay tile roofs; teak floors) and an excellent fusion restaurant.

Things to do in Laos

Owner Sandra Yuck sells high-quality silk brocades and Western-inspired tableware made from Laotian woods.