Luang Prabang tour guides lose out despite resurgence of domestic tourism in Laos; Star

While domestic tourists have begun returning to Luang Prabang province after the control of the spread Covid-19 in Laos, tour guides who previously led groups of international visitors are failing to benefit.

Source: Luang Prabang tour guides lose out despite resurgence of domestic tourism in Laos

Luang Prabang among top five Asian cities for tourists; The Star

WORLD heritage-listed Luang Prabang has once again shone on the global tourism stage after being voted among the 15 best cities to visit in Asia by readers of a US-based travel magazine.

Source: Luang Prabang among top five Asian cities for tourists

Armchair Traveler: Luang Prabang, Laos, a small city with a rich history; Roy Ritter; Napa Valley Register

A UNESCO world heritage site, Luang Prabang, is a small city that was the capital of the Kingdom of Laos until 1975.

Source: Armchair Traveler: Luang Prabang, Laos, a small city with a rich history

Laos launches cultural heritage preservation plan in two provinces; ANN

The Ministry of Planning and Investment and the French Development Agency (AFD) have launched a joint project for preserving and enhancing Laos heritage in southern Champasak and Savannakhet provinces.

Source: Laos launches cultural heritage preservation plan in two provinces

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.

Source: Cooperating to Save Laos’ Plain of Jars

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

Luxury for way less.

Source: This Is Southeast Asia’s Most Affordable Luxury Destination

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.

Source: Visiting Wat Phou – The oldest temple in Laos

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

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Scenery of Luang Prabang on riverside of Mekong River; Xinhua

Photo taken on Jan. 2, 2020 shows the sunrise scenery of Luang Prabang on the riverside of Mekong River, Laos. Luang Prabang, located aside the Mekong River, was listed by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a world heritage in 1995. (Photo by Kaikeo Saiyasane/Xinhua)

Source: Scenery of Luang Prabang on riverside of Mekong River

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.

Source: Mystical ‘Plain of Jars’ gets World Heritage recognition

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.

Source: The king ate sticky rice: Cooking, past and present, in Luang Prabang, Laos

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

The alarm went off at 4:45 a.m., giving Steve Bergsman and his wife about 15 minutes to get ready.

Source: Learn About Laos in Luang Prabang, by Travel Writers

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.

Source: Mysterious ‘Plain of Jars’ may be the burial place for thousands of dead babies and children, experts say

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…

Source: Three Southeast Asian sites added to the Unesco World Heritage list | SEAArch – Southeast Asian Archaeology

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.

Source: Lao province calls for tourism investment to tap into new World Heritage

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 – …

Source: Researchers Uncover Another 100 Ancient ‘Jars of Laos’ – The Daily Grail

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.

Source: Discover why Laos is the world’s next great foodie destination

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.

Source: Plain of Jars named Laos’ third UNESCO World Heritage site