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Luang Prabang

Volun-tourism

International rescue

Working tourists are doing a world of good in Laos, Jimmy Thomson writes.

Asia

Older, wiser, still fun: has Contiki grown up?

Contiki

Ben Groundwater Putting preconceptions aside, The Backpacker joins a Contiki tour through South-East Asia to see what the youth travel company is offering these days.

Asia

Colonial-style comes of age

Well kept ... Satri House, in Luang Prabang, Laos.

Historic buildings refashioned as guest houses reflect a region's myriad influences, writes Penny Watson.

Laos

Play by the book

Open page ... rice paddies around Luang Prabang.

Dave Cauldwell volunteers for a literacy program that delivers books and educational games to children in Luang Prabang province.

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Photos

South-East Asia's top 10 highlights

A woman sunbathes along the beach at the Anantara Rasananda resort on the island of Koh Phangan off the coast of Koh Samui .

From tranquil countryside to bustling metropolis, Ben Groundwater names his top 10 highlights for visitors to South-East Asia.

Travellers Tips

Tripologist

Bangkok will show you the way to Laos

Tripologist We are trying to find flights to Laos that are not expensive and time-consuming. Do you have suggestions?

Expert advice

Tripologist: Head for the hill-tribes

Michael Gebicki Can you suggest how best to experience the essence of Laos? What are the must-sees?

Map of Luang Prabang

Travel News

Manila 'world's worst airport': Philippine President Benigno Aquino apologises

Terminal 1, Manila International Airport

10:10am | Air conditioning failures proves why this South-East Asia airport is named the world's worst by online travel guide.

High hopes for Blue Mountains tourism as Duke and Duchess of Cambridge take in the view

DAISY DUMAS | As the Duke of Cambridge peered over a cliff edge at Narrow Neck lookout near Katoomba on Thursday afternoon, there was a reason for his wife's apparent nerves. Unlike accompanying media and the Mountain Youth Services abseiling team, neither the second in line to the throne, nor the duchess, had the comfort of a safety harness.

Australia to see rush of UK tourists after royal visit

2:57pm | Royal visit by Kate, Wills and baby George is drawing UK tourists Down Under.

Missing Malaysia Airlines flight: CNN's MH370 expert sacked over bad clothes

17 Apr | Expert used by CNN for MH370 coverage sacked for 'shaming Canadians' with his dress sense.

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