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Weaving creates better incomes in Pakngum

It may not be spectacular to the villagers living there every day but for a visitor walking through Xienglaetha village in Pakngum district of Vientiane it is an outstanding sight to see the many ki (looms) stationed under the villagers' houses providing a second source of income.

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- Ecological footprint reminds Lao people to use wisely
Papaya salad, bamboo soup and the minced fish or meat with herb dish, laap (luck – in the Lao language), are the main dishes Lao people prefer eating as most of the ingredients are readily available in the landlocked country, however, seafood has now become increasingly popular. More >>>
- Sangthong man builds future out of bamboo furniture
His passion to promote and preserve local handicraft skills has kept Sangthong resident Mr Bounhong Villay busy most days for many years and he is now a respected authority in the field of bamboo furniture. More >>>
- Vendors displaced by Thongkhankham market blaze start new lives
Ms Ning Bounyavong, a 38-year-old merchant at Thongkhankham Market in Vientiane, had almost reached her home near the Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge at 7:30pm when she suddenly got a call from a friend. More >>
- The mountains without jungle
Mr Hak woke one morning feeling heavy in his heart. He walked to the window and looked up in thought to the blue sky and he could see sunlight illuminated the top of the Dark Mountain. He thought: “Oh! This is like the cycle of life. More >>>
- Fishermen catch the attention of tourists
vientiane fishermen can be seen catching small phakhao (common fish) along the banks of the Mekong River in Sikhottabong district – one of the most popular tourist spots where abundant cafes, street food and restaurants can be found. More >>>
- Delicious forest foods hiding underground
The lifestyles of most people in rural Laos may be far removed from modern technology, luxury apparel and other items of conspicuous consumption but one thing they have over their city counterparts is a rich abundance of natural foods available to them.
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- Pi Mai: Another year to renew hopes in faraway villages
Xayaboury province, Laos -- A distant, small village woke to loud Lao and Thai music on the first day of Pi Mai Lao, or the Lao New Year. More >>>
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