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Paklai: a junction to heritage cities in Laos and Thailand

The distinctive sounds of “tock tock” tractors plying the roads and fields can be heard along the new border checkpoint between Laos and Thailand everyday, even though it has yet to officially open.

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- Bonds of friendship bring happiness to a man and his dogs
The definition of true happiness can be explained in many different ways and often depends on the attitude of the individual concerned. More >>>
- From rice farmer to cardamom grower
For centuries the people of Omphia village in Khua district, Phongsaly province, were heavily dependent on shifting cultivation but one such farmer, 53-year- old Mr Ong, has now completely given up the practice. More >>>
- Businesswoman delivers the goods to lovers of gold
In recognition of her work to bring ornamental goods and jewellery within the reach of low income earners, Ms Thanomchith Saengchanthavisouk and her relatives, of Sisattanak district, Vientiane, have been named a model family in jewellery innovation. More >>>
- Keep warm to ward off winter colds
Wearing thick and clean clothes is one of many recommendations given by doctors to ensure that children's small bodies are able to fight respiratory infections. More >>>
- Transient night market losing vendors' money
The smoke of grilled chicken and a fragrant variety of local foods wafts out of the small street once again, hidden on a narrow road at the once famous market behind the Fine Art Institute, which was recently reborn again. More >>>
- Rural women reveal their secrets for a long life
Good health is prized over and above a large bank balance and longevity is everyone's dream. More >>>
- Here’s hoping for tight lines! 
Sitting under a big umbrella as the sun beat down last weekend, Mr Tha was hopeful that some big fish would be tempted to nibble on the bait he had carefully prepared at home before setting out for a day’s fishing in Xiengda village, Xaysettha district, Vientiane. More >>>

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