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Laos Travel Guide

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Laos: Asia's New Cultural Hot Spot

In Luang Prabang, T+L revels in the winding lanes, ancient Buddhist temples, and buzzing markets.

Losing Tradition in Luang Prabang

In Luang Prabang, Laos, the pull of progress—modern hotels, bright lights, discos—threatens the traditional look and feel of what is perhaps the best-preserved small city...

World's Top Night Markets

Haggle for souvenirs and feast on street food at night markets from Laos to Los Angeles.

The Silk Road | Wraps from Laos

These intricate Laotian wraps evoke the beauty of Asia.

The Joy of Getting Lost

Seven experts examine the joy of getting lost, from Maine to Tuscany.

Best Countries for Solo Travelers

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

Alp-n-Rock: Global Apparel that Gives Back

I recently discovered a designer whose attire I find irresistible—as I suspect it is (or will be) for many an active, trendy, and socially conscious...

World's Top Hotels

Check out this year’s ultimate collection of top hotels around the world, as selected by T+L readers.

Asia’s Scenic New Train Routes

Four new scenic train routes in Southeast Asia.

Q&A: The Today Show’s Matt Lauer

In honor of the 10th anniversary of his globe-trotting series, T+L salutes the Today Show’s Matt Lauer.
HOTELS

La Résidence Phou Vao

Positioned in the hills above the former royal capital (and now UNESCO World Heritage site) of Luang Prabang, this Orient-Express property is a charming luxury spa escape. As the first of its kind in... more ›


RESTAURANTS

Tamarind

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


ACTIVITIES

OckPopTok

A wonderful textile boutique; owners Joanna Smith and Veomanee Duangdala will ship purchases to the U.S. Pick up the handwoven, natural-dyed textiles—especially the exquisite jewel-toned silks. more ›


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