Tag: Festival

Luang Prabang Handicrafts Festival

Artisans at their work

Artisans at their work

Luang Prabang and the UNESCO World Heritage Site

According to the Luang Prabang Tourist Office, 400,000 tourists from all over the world have visited Luang Prabang in 2015.  Since the UNESCO declared the town as a World Heritage Site in 1995 the numbers have risen with each passing year so they legitimately hope to boost  the number over 700,000 until 2020.

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Oktoberfest in Luang Prabang

It took us only 24h in our new home country to get reminded of Germany again. Yes, you read correctly: even in Laos there is an Oktoberfest.


For all of you who don’t know what we are talking about, let me explain. Oktoberfest is one of the biggest and most popular festivals in Germany. It takes place yearly in Munich in Bavaria and has about 5.5 to 6 Million visitors from all over the world. It’s very popular for its beer tents and typical German food. Since not everyone is able to get to Germany but Germans are quite everywhere in the world, there are Oktoberfests in a lot of countries. Sometimes they even import German goods to make it as authentic as possible.

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