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

Built on the grounds of a former French hospital at the edge of town, many of the 24 suites have private plunge pools and outdoor seating; the public areas include an art gallery and a spa offering Southeast Asian treatments.

Restaurants in Laos

This husband-and-wife–owned spot serves authentic Lao cuisine.

Things to do in Laos

One of the city’s oldest temples, dating back to 1729, with a dramatic three-tiered roof.