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Laos

Laos

On this virtual voyage through Laos, learn about the country’s past, present and future.

Travel

Laos Country Overview by Rustic Pathways
Learn about the country’s culture and history, local language and foods.

A to Z: Everything You Need to Know About Traveling to Laos
A collection of Lao quirks and attractions from A to Z to give you a window into life in Laos.

Flyer: Understanding Laos
A brief history, fun facts, cultural expectations and culinary delights that will provide a deeper understanding of the country of Laos.

Adventure

Kuang Si Waterfalls
How to visit the stunning Kuang Si Falls in Luang Prabang, Laos.

History

History of The Secret War in Laos
In The Lingering War, Delilah Napier takes an historic look at the effects of the Secret War in Laos. Its citizens, most born decades after the war ended, confront unexploded bombs on a daily basis. First-person interviews with Vietnam War veteran Lee Thorn, activist and whistle-blower Fred Branfman, as well as representatives of NGOs in Laos paint a picture of the emotional and physical toll inflicted by war.

Rustic in Laos

Photos from Rustic travelers

Rustic Programs in Laos

Eat

Laos Foods
12 of the best Laotian dishes you need to eat.

Arts and Culture

Muay Lao: the Kick Boxing Scene in Vientiane, Laos
Ask a European about Asian kick boxing, he for sure will answer: “yes, Thai boxing!”. Ask Thai people about kick boxing, you most likely get the answer: “Of course, it’s Muay Thai, we invented it, and we are the best!”. But Laos’s people will probably explain that “Muay is a Southeast Asian traditional martial arts with its roots in Cambodia, the Thai people call it Muay Thai, and here in Laos the name is Muay Lao.”

The Arts in Laos
The visual, dramatic, musical, and literary arts of Laos draw primarily from religious and local traditional sources with more modern day influences from neighboring countries

Guide: Lao Crafts
A creative resource guide for crafts and innovation in Cambodia and Laos.