Xaysomboun, Laos: The ex-Special Zone

March 25, 2014 by | Filed Under: Authentic Experiences, Travel

As dawn broke the Khiri Travel Laos team assembled at their new office to set forth with the aim of scouting a newly opened province in the country: Xaysoumboun. In this revealing blog Ruben Derksen, Business Manager Khiri Travel Laos, shares what they encountered Due to hostility with the Hmong rebels, for 40 years the […]

Lost in Laos: River Cruises, War Caves and Mysterious Stones

August 8, 2013 by | Filed Under: Adventure Travel, Authentic Experiences, Laos, News

Hidden in the northern limestone karst mountains of Laos, lie Sam Neua and Viengxay. Far from the main roads and unfrequented by visitors from the West, ethnic hill tribes live their daily live of growing rice, washing clothes in the river and preparing their evening meal of rice and some vegetables. On an itinerary we […]

Legacy of Conflict: The Indochina War Trail

The people of Indochina have seen many decades of disturbances. Colonialists, communists, and despotic leaders have all tried to exploit the wonderful people and their fertile land. Today, new generations are moving forward and borders are once again open to the public. Clients with a special interest in the battles that took place in the […]

New road will link central Laos with the Plain of Jars

September 8, 2009 by | Filed Under: Adventure Travel, Laos, News, Regional News

The new road is excepted to boost the economic development of the two newly to be linked provinces of Bolikhamxay and Xieng Khuang next year. The Lao government approved more than 78 billion kip for this road project. The project starts Bolikhamxay’s Pakxan district and will link directly with Xieng Khuang province. The total length […]

The Plain of Jars – soon to be nominated for the UNESCO World Heritage inscription

August 31, 2009 by | Filed Under: Hot Topic, Regional News, Responsible Tourism

The Lao government prepares the nomination dossier to inscribe the Plain of Jars to become the third Lao UNESCO World Heritage site, after the ancient town of Luang Prabang in the north of Laos and the ruined Khmer temple of Vat Phou (Champasak province) in Laos’ South. The Plain of Jars is situated on a […]

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