Events

Sports in Vientiane

Bun Nam

A huge annual event at the end of pansăh (the Buddhist rains retreat) in October, during which boat races are held on the Mekong River. Rowing teams from all over the country, as well as from Thailand, China and Mya…
Cultural in Vientiane

Bun Pha That Luang

Bun Pha That Luang, usually held in early November, is the largest temple fair in Laos. Festivities begin with a wéean téean (circumambulation) around Wat Si Muang, followed by a procession to Pha That Luang, which …
Cultural in Vientiane

Pi Mai

Lao New Year is celebrated in mid-April with a mass water fight and tourists are considered fair game. Be warned, drunk driving and theft go through the roof at these times so remain vigilant with your driver and wa…