Pandemic severely impacted Lao tourism: ADB World

Pandemic severely impacted Lao tourism: ADB

Though Laos largely avoided any severe health impacts from COVID-19, the pandemic’s effect on its economy, especially the tourism sector, is forecast to be devastating, according to the Vientiane Times.
Harvesting ‘green gold’ on cloud-covered mountains Society

Harvesting ‘green gold’ on cloud-covered mountains

Shan tuyet tea trees in Ta Xua commune of Bac Yen district in the northern mountainous province of Son La grow in an environment that is filled with clouds and cold fog all year round. Shan tuyet tea is a precious specialty of the local Mong ethnic minority people, who call it “green gold”.
Modern life taking shine off traditional folk toys Videos

Modern life taking shine off traditional folk toys

As the Mid-Autumn Festival approaches, in the memories of many adults are gatherings where traditional cakes are eaten and simple but colourful folk toys are given to children. In the modern world, however, such toys have virtually fallen into oblivion. Many people are afraid that, one day, traditional toys, which have always been an important part of childhood, will completely disappear.