By Andrew Burke
Detect LaosWeave your individual course throughout the temple-lined streets of global Heritage-listed Luang Prabang.Find out why Katang villagers sleep with their heads pointed in the direction of an out of doors wall.Explore the traditional Khmer's 'imitation of heaven' at mystical Wat Phu Champasak.Join locals for a riverside Beerlao because the sunlight units over the Mekong in Vientiane.In This Guide:Three authors, 1472 hours of on-the-road examine, sixty one mapsOur advisor is devoted to supplying tourists with environmentally and culturally acutely aware commute adviceVisit lonelyplanet.com for up to the moment studies, updates and vacationer insights
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Additional resources for Lonely Planet Laos (Country Guide)
Be prepared for some bizarre and disturbing items on restaurant menus and in food markets in Laos. While it may be tempting to experience the unusual it’s strongly recommended that the following animals be avoided: soft shelled turtles, rat snakes, mouse deer, sambar deer, squirrel, bamboo rat, muntjac deer, and pangolins. Many of these species are endangered or are a source of prey for endangered species. Thinking of purchasing a stuffed wild animal? A bag or wallet made from animal skin? Or perhaps an insect in a framed box?
This is a true eco-experience. Muang Sing (p203) From Muang Sing. One to three-day treks exploring the diverse ethnic villages in the area. There are seven different treks and each includes authentic homestays. Some delve slightly into Nam Ha NPA. Vieng Phoukha (p202) From Vieng Phoukha. One to three-day treks in some of Northern Laos’ most spectacular and culturally-rich landscape. Most encompass homestays in Akha, Khamu and Lahu villages and explore the south of Nam Ha NPA. Phu Khao Khuay NPA (p118) From Vientiane.
Her brand of pop wasn’t exactly radical, but it was decidedly upbeat compared with what went before. In the last couple of years other groups have followed: the three guys and girl in Overdance wear matching outfits and produce expectedly poppy tunes. Girl-band Princess and pop-rock group Awake are also popular, while Aluna is evolving from a Kylie Minogue model to something less poppy. Pushing the boundaries a bit more is hard rock band Cells, which has a hardcore following of moshing teen boys.