Cooperating to Save Laos’ Plain of Jars; Kamonrat Chayamarit; The Diplomat

With disaster management efforts just now underway, the Plain of Jars is an important example of safeguarding World Heritage.

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Who Will Save Luang Prabang?; Tom Fawthrop; The Diplomat

The World Heritage site in Laos is endangered by mega-projects and Mekong dams.

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This Is Southeast Asia’s Most Affordable Luxury Destination; Laura Itzkowitz; Fodor’s

Luxury for way less.

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Visiting Wat Phou – The oldest temple in Laos; Medium.com

Wat Phou is the oldest temple in Laos, once the center of Hinduism, worshiping the god Shiva.

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The Captivating Charm Of Southeast Asia; Dustin O’Regan; Sheridan Road

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How Luang Prabang strikes a balance between heritage and tourism; Paul Chai; SMH

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The Mekong River basin is under threat. Chinese damming projects and climate change are to blame; Shibani Mahtani; Washington Post


A river journey reveals displaced villages and a ruined ecosystem…

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The Top 20 Places to Travel in 2020; Laura Itzkowitz; Architectural Digest

As you prepare to ring in a new decade, add these design destinations to your must-visit list…

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Mystical ‘Plain of Jars’ gets World Heritage recognition; NST

THE mystical archeological location known as the ‘Plain of Jars’ in the Xieng Khuang province received official certification as a World Heritage site recently.

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The newest Unesco World Heritage sites worth visiting; New Zealand Herald

Unesco officials recently added 29 sites to the collection of World Heritage Sites.

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The king ate sticky rice: Cooking, past and present, in Luang Prabang, Laos; Austin Bush; LA Times

A trip to the former royal capital of Laos and an exploration of the history of the cooking there, preserved through one unlikely cookbook and the efforts of chefs today.

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Learn About Laos in Luang Prabang, by Travel Writers; Steve Bergsman; Creators

The alarm went off at 4:45 a. m…

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Mysterious ‘Plain of Jars’ may be the burial place for thousands of dead babies and children, experts say; James Rogers; Fox News

The mysterious ‘Plain of Jars’ in Laos has long been a source of fascination to archaeologists and is now revealing more of its grisly secrets.

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Three Southeast Asian sites added to the Unesco World Heritage list; Noel Tan; SEAArch

Three sites from Southeast Asia were added into the Unesco World Heritage list earlier this month at the World Heritage Committee meeting in Azerbaijan earlier this month – The Plain of Jars in Laos, Bagan in Myanmar, and the Ombilin Coal Mining Heritage of Sawahlunto in Indonesia. Here’s a news roundup…

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Lao province calls for tourism investment to tap into new World Heritage; VNA

Mayor of Xieng Khuang province, Laos, Bounton Chanthaphone has called for both domestic and foreign investors to develop tourism in the province to tap into the Plain of Jars, which was named a World Heritage site by UNESCO earlier this month.

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Four more sites in Lancang-Mekong sub-region added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List; People’s Daily Online

During its 43rd session in Baku, capital of Azerbaijan, the United Nation…

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Researchers Uncover Another 100 Ancient ‘Jars of Laos’; Greg; The Daily Grail

The mysterious ‘Plain of Jars’ in Laos remains one of the enigmatic ancient sites in the world – but researchers are now beginning to unlock some of its secrets. The thousands of strange stone jars found in the mountains and plains of upper Laos – recently listed as a UNESCO World Heritage protected site – …

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Discover why Laos is the world’s next great foodie destination; Andrew Nelson; National Geographic

Flavorful. Soulful. Beautiful. Head to Louangphabang to taste the best of Southeast Asia.

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Plain of Jars named Laos’ third UNESCO World Heritage site; VNA

The Plain of Jars, a megalithic archaeological landscape in Xiangkhoang Plateau, northeastern Laos, has been named as a new World Heritage site by UNESCO.

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The Top 17 Things to Do in Luang Prabang, Laos; Steph; Big World Small Pockets

Heading to Luang Prabang in Laos? Great! Thers’s so much stuff to see and do there! Here’s Steph’s pick of the bunch – the top 17 things to do in Luang Prabang.

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