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From Logging to Tourism: A New Deal for Asian Elephants in Laos

  • Cindy Fan
  • 11 April 2012

Laos was once majestically known as Lane Xang – Land of a Million Elephants. Today, however, the outlook for the Asian elephant population in Laos is bleak. Only 1,000 remain and their numbers are steadily decreasing. An estimated 560 still work in logging, the industry that is primarily responsible for their slow demise. Fortunately, tourism is offering one positive solution.

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Luang Prabang, Laos P.D.R. – Please Don’t Rush

  • Cindy Fan
  • 15 February 2012

Time is such a precious commodity these days; we’ve been led to believe that if we don’t maximise our scant vacation time by hitting all the major tourist must-dos, we’ve somehow failed. But travelling and living in Laos has taught me that slowing down adds richness to your experience – like seeing the world vividly in Technicolor.

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Tiger Trail Outdoor Adventures and Fair Trek in Laos

  • Markus Neuer
  • 6 January 2012

I lead the Tiger Trail team in Luang Prabang, Laos. I always had a passion for adventure and travelling but, even more important, for other people. I also believe that the world is not fairly developed and even its most beautiful landscapes can be the stage for poverty and degradation. I aim to approach these problems by seeking a better way: Through our Fair Trek in Laos projects, I combine community work with tourism and bring people together from all over the world to work with Lao communities.

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Laos Clay School Project: Fair Trek Builds Opportunity, One School at a Time

  • Victoria Okoye
  • 25 July 2011

Bringing Laos alive for travellers is Tiger Trail, a leading sustainable adventure organisation that, for more than 10 years, has been promoting local development through tourism. Now, through its Fair Trek initiative that supports community-based tourism, Tiger Trail has has added the Clay School Project, which aims to bring in international volunteers to support the construction of clay-brick schoolhouses.

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The Inside Word on… Luang Prabang, Laos

  • Tamarind
  • 1 July 2011

Luang Prabang, the focus of this month’s Inside Word, was once the royal capital of ‘The Kingdom of a Million Elephants,’ retains the beauty of its regal and French colonial past. Well-preserved buildings and a plethora of glittering Buddhist temples nestle at the confluence of two picturesque rivers and against a backdrop of densely forested mountains.

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The Local Arts of Luang Prabang, Laos

  • Laurel Angrist
  • 18 January 2011

Long known as one of Southeast Asia’s most visually stunning cities, Luang Prabang, Laos, is replete with uncommonly beautiful sights. Now also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and must-see destination for anyone fascinated by the remarkable ancient culture of Laos, the city remains largely protected from the stresses of mass tourism, awaiting visitors with spectacular sunsets along the Mekong and morning processions of saffron-clad monks receiving their daily alms.

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Laos on Two Wheels: Looking Beyond Luang Prabang

  • Sophia Sleap
  • 24 October 2009

Travellers seeking a more authentic experience of glorious Southeast Asian countryside are increasingly looking to less commercial destinations, such as Laos, to satisfy their curiosity. Having been on a trek in Sapa, I thought I’d try our hands at something different: mountain biking. When we enquired, the agent called in a local guide who began to pore over a map of the region and tailor a route especially for us. We knew right away that this trip wasn’t going to be anything like the pre-packaged tours we’d experienced.

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Kuang Si and Tad Se: Falling for Laos’ Nature near Luang Prabang

  • Paul Tavner
  • 4 October 2009

With the thick jungle that covers much of landlocked Laos, sometimes venturing off the beaten track is a daunting prospect, but if you’re going to lurch toward the little-known, you might as well live it as fully as possible. Thus it goes with the genuinely breathtaking experiences of two of Laos’ most popular and stunning waterfalls: Kuang Si and Tad Se, both located within easy reach of the northern city of Luang Prabang.

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