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Festival highlights the life of the country's mahouts

Dealing with elephants can be a pleasure but as a mahout will tell you sometimes they must also be very diligent, patient, and careful in handling their giant companions.

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- Decorative and secure, iron opens gateway to success for local entrepreneur
Be it balustrades, railings, fencing, gates or burglary-prevention bars, home owners in the capital and beyond are looking increasingly to the imposing strength and sol idity of iron. . More >>>
- Weddings sweeter as Lao artist's vision comes to fruition
Carving is a creative art that takes painstaking precision, whether the chosen medium be wood, stone or otherwise.
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- Home-made crab sauce adds bite to Lao meals
My mouth began to water as soon as I smelled the crab sauce when its maker slowly opened a jar for potential customers to sample. . More >>>
- Home-made crab sauce adds bite to Lao meals
My mouth began to water as soon as I smelled the crab sauce when its maker slowly opened a jar for potential customers to sample. . More >>>
- Taemsaeng Club inspires photography students
The Taemsaeng Club exists to inspire students at Vientiane Secondary School in photography and now has aspirations of expanding to other schools after earning a respected reputation. . More >>>
- A high level job that doesn't require a suit
Having a high level job doesn't necessarily mean working in a comfortable private room or office with an air conditioner, surrounded by staff wearing uniforms. . More >>>
- Clay animation series producer proud of his work
Mr Souliya Phoumivong is very happy and proud of his work on the production of a televised educational clay animation show for children and his success in the field over the years. . More >>>
- Straw pictures both artistic and environmentally friendly
The piles of yellow straw that appeared in fields whenever farmers had finished harvesting their rice inspired an innovative man to create pictures made from straw. . More >>>
- Cultural preservation, spirituality central to Lao-Canadian's oeuvre
Lao-born Canadian, Mr Thép Thavonsouk, is an artist whom one can tell cherishes cultural preservation and has gone to great lengths to incorporate the essence of Lao culture in his paintings. . More >>>
- Know yourself, find your passion, love your work
"I love makeup and dressing up in my unique way. I also love owls! “And I love to see smiling face of people when they try our cuisine!” . More >>>
- Latest makeup trends unveiled by local salon
The latest makeup applications by Pretty Beauty Salon are receiving a lot of interest from some important women recently including both models and performers in the Lao and Thai entertainment industry. . More >>>
- Latest makeup trends unveiled by local salon
The latest makeup applications by Pretty Beauty Salon are receiving a lot of interest from some important women recently including both models and performers in the Lao and Thai entertainment industry. . More >>>
- Beauty salon owners proud of their business success
Ms Sanouda and her business partners are delighted with the success of her beauty salon and spa, which is attracting many customers and generating considerable income each day. . More >>>
- Fish products making a splash in rural village
If you are looking for gifts for friends while travelling in Vangvieng district, Vientiane province, you do not have to look further than a variety of fish products being offered by a group based in Thaheua-tai village. . More >>>
- Classic skirts made in Huaphan are star attraction in Vientiane
Long cylindrical silk skirts are symbolic of Lao women's fashion and come in a variety of designs depending on where in the country they are made; different provinces favour different patterns, with each a statement of local identity. . More >>>
- Elephants amaze festival-goers with clever antics
Whenever a show starts, the audience crowds around instantly and calls out to praise, encourage and cheer on the elephants as they go through their paces and entertain the enthralled onlookers. . More >>>
- Farmer sees cucumber crop, income flourish
“May I buy five kilogrammes of cucumbers?” says a customer as she visits Mr Boun Vongphakdee's cucumber farm in Xiengda village, Xaysettha district, Vientiane. . More >>>
- Generous cooks provide free food at festivals and events
You might happen to have noticed that there are some shops which choose to serve free foods to people at public festivals or charity events when they are taking place in Vientiane. . More >>>
- Culture of almsgiving provides good jobs for locals
Almsgiving is a culture and tradition that has been passed down from ancestors, especially through Buddhism in Laos, which seems to have become a well known custom in Luang Prabang province by many of its visitors and has become one of the main highlights in terms of tourism there. . More >>>
- Health, income on up as organic tomato crop pays off
Organic vegetables are increasingly trendy choice among health lovers providing ample opportunity for expansion among growers kept busy responding to rising demand in the national capital, its outskirts and elsewhere in rapidly urbanising and prosperous Laos. . More >>>

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