Hire a bike and forget giving alms in the main street unless you know the correct etiquette.
You can sample local flavours without leaving the premises or explore rural attractions with ease.
Luang Prabang is a fusion of temples, French colonial villas and traditional Laos homes on stilts.
Cocooned in a lush forest on the banks of a gushing waterfall, this new ultra-luxurious resort offers complete immersion in nature.
Decisions, decisions. It's a big world out there, and it's begging to be explored. The question is: where do you go next?
Working tourists are doing a world of good in Laos, Jimmy Thomson writes.
Putting preconceptions aside, The Backpacker joins a Contiki tour through South-East Asia to see what the youth travel company is offering these days.
Popularity can mean the destruction of what made a destination attractive in the first place.