Archive : Laos

The Wall Street Journal

Going With the Flow on the Mekong River
July 3, 2015
Kneeling down on the pavement in Luang Prabang, I rest my swing-basket of sticky rice, warm and damp, on my lap. At this early hour, the light is still colorless and the shadows long. In the distance, a procession of monks in glorious robes trails down from one of the city’s many gilded Buddhist temples. [...]

Condé Nast Traveler

Hot List Spa 2011
May 2011
What: All-natural spa in a secluded hotel in the sleepy former royal capital. It offers pan-Asian treatments using acupressure, hot stones, stretching massage techniques, and locally sourced curatives like lemongrass, ginger, and green tea. [...]

Condé Nast Traveler

Hot List Hotels 2011
May 2011
The city's former prison is now a pleasurable place to be locked up. Transformed into 23 smartly designed suites, this hotel has a central pillared courtyard and an elegant colonial feel—whitewashed walls, wilting eaves, shuttered windows in gunmetal gray. Only the two corner watchtowers suggest a penitentiary, though there is a whiff of institutional austerity [...]

Condé Nast Traveler

Hot List Hotels 2010
May 2010
Not since the last sultan's palace has there been anything so stylish on this fabled east African isle... Amantaka, Luang Prabang, Laos : a clever conversion of Luang Prabang's old provincial hospital has created the most luxurious property in the country. [...]

Journey along the Mekong
March 26, 2010
Beginning her journey in northern Laos, Michelle Jana Chan follows the Mekong River, exploring temples and spotting Irrawaddy dolphins, through Cambodia down to the delta in Vietnam.