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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.

More stories on Luang Prabang

Photo galleries

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

Bali villa's touching response to guests lost on MH17 goes viral on Facebook

 Familie van Veldhuizen-Marckelbach In Memoriam Facebook page

ANNIE DANG 4:03pm | A Bali villa where some of the victims of MH17 were due to stay has conducted a spiritual ceremony on their behalf.

Tourist boom fuels rush for bigger, better airports in Asia

9:32am | Asian countries are rushing to build hundreds of new airports to cope with surging demand for air travel in the region.

Floating snowflake hotel offers different view of Northern Lights

JOHN O'CEALLAIGH 8:35am | Travellers who dream of seeing the Northern Lights will have the opportunity to do so from a glass-roofed, snowflake-shaped floating hotel come 2017.

Why some flights are safer than others

30 Jul | Each day, 8.3 million people around the globe step aboard an plane. But not all flights are equally safe.

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