The main section of Luang Prabang cross-Mekong River railway bridge is completed.
PowerChina Sinohydro Bureau 3 has offered charity clinics to the local villagers.
The first Confucius Institute in northern Laos, also the second in the country, has been inaugurated.
Around Phonsavan, the main city of Xiangkhoang province in Laos, is a large plain with thousands of stone jars. Till today nobody knows why they were there.
Intrepid traveler Jean-Francois Perigois makes his way to the ancient town of Luang Prabang, which is associated with many legends. One story has it that Buddha must have smiled when he rested there on his travels.