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What I offer: Guided tours in Laos and surroundings for Individuals and groups

Location: Luang Prabang

Foundation: 2014

Profession: Agency

Language: English

Booking: Tours with fixed price,Individual Bookings

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About us

Tour consultant as well as local guide. I love to show to my clients the highlights of Laos . The maze of heartland Buddhism , the UNESCO World Heritage listed town of Luang Prabang ,The fusion of traditional design with European architecture is evident in many of the buildings around the city centre. Highlights of French architecture include the Royal Palace which was built between 1904-1909..

As the spiritual centre of Laos, Luang Prabang is home to many of the country’s most revered and beautiful temples. More accurately, these are temple-monastery complexes called ‘wats’, and they are the heart of regional Buddhist practice and education. Situated throughout the town and in the surrounding countryside, the wats are home to monks and novices from around the country and each forms the core of the neighbourhood surrounding it. You might notice that many of the neighbourhoods or villages–‘ban’ is the term for these–are in fact named for their wats.

The dozens of wats within the city — and the many more just outside of it — offer fascinating insights into the culture of the the city and the country. Historically, each lay at the centre of its village; within Luang Prabang city, as each ban grew over the centuries, these merged into a single community while retaining their own special identities. Each wat today remains the centre of many daily ceremonies and rituals, some private, others public, that are woven into the fabric of everyday life of those who live around it. More than being sites for worship, these are places of giving, sharing, celebrating, and, above all, learning.

You’ll see monks and novices of all ages around Luang Prabang. Many of the younger novices join wats not only to earn merit for themselves and their families, but also to receive a good, free general education (one that often includes study in English language). Unless you’re here for a festival, there are two great ways to observe the practices of monks and novices: wake early enough to witness the daily giving of alms, or Sai Bat, or a visit a what you like.

Work experience

02/2014 to this dayI have been a tour guide since 1999 with the top tour companies which have branch offices in Laos then I have moved to work with Insight Travel Asia as a sales consultant as well as a local guide in the same whenever my clients request me to be of their guide in Laos and surrounding areas .Luang Prabang , Laos
02/2014 to this daySales and Leisure Consultant at Insight Travel Asia is a Destination Management Company (DMC) that is a fully licensed, independently owned, which head office based in Laos at my hometown of Luang Prabang as a world heritage site since 1995 in Laos . We specializes in creating, organizing and executing custom made tours for individuals, small groups and large ones. We provide a variety of tours and travel services in Laos, Thailand, Vietnam , Cambodia and Myanmar and offer a wide range of travel package designed from cultural and leisure opportunities to special interest tours and business trips, Our services also includes Hotel/Airport Pick up & Deliver, Hotel Reservation, Tickets Reservation (Flight, Train and Bus), and Group / Private Tours .

Specialties
Destination Management, Personalized Tours, Tailored Experiential Tours, Customized tours, Cruises & Golf tours, Ecotourism/adventures, Hotels/Flights Bookings .

Luang Prabang , Laos

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