Culture and Cuisine

Lao Festivals

Laos is a land of festivals and celebrations. The Lao  love any excuse to have a party or family get together, but while they are all celebrated with enthusiasm, the majority of these festivals are based in the Buddhist faith that dominates the country and hold an important religious significance for Lao people. Festival dates

Laos Culture

Despite the fact that most travellers might already be aware or would have guessed that Laos culture is different from Western and other Asian cultures, some visitors to Laos are often frustrated and surprised by the extent of the differences. > Laos Food and Drinks > Laos Traditional Food Laos has at least 49 ethnic groups

Laos Traditional Food

Lao food is distinct from other Asia cuisines, although it is somewhat similar to the food found in the northeastern part of Thailand in the area known as Isan. > Laos Culture Facts > Laos Foods & Drinks Most Lao dishes contain vegetables and herbs, rice or noodles and fish, chicken, pork or beef. The freshness of

Laos Culture Facts

Laos is officially Buddhist. The national symbol, the gilded stupa of Pha That Luang in Vientiane, has replaced the hammer and sickle even on the state seal. >> Laos Food and Drinks >> Laos Festival Eating rice 90% of the Lao people consume sticky rice. The basket which keeps the rice after steaming is called

Laos Foods & Drinks

As a landlocked country, Laos diet is based on plants and freshwater fish, as well as pork, chicken, duck and water buffalo. And most of dishes are roasted over an open fire and served with fresh herbs and vegetables. Fiery and fragrant, as well as pungent, Laos diet owes its distinctive taste. >> Laos Tradiditional