No way you should go to Laos if you need to enjoy a lot of entertainment and nightlife. In Vientiane, outside cafes close by 10.30 PM. There are some probably expensive discos in the big hotels
Nightlife in Laos.
No way you should go to Laos if you need to enjoy a lot of entertainment and nightlife. In Vientiane, outside cafes close by 10.30 PM. There are some probably expensive discos in the big hotels. Luang Prabang likewise has no nightlife. I understand there are some seedy massage places (not the red cross one). Some hotels feature traditional dancing shows in the evening with dinner etc. It is possible to receive CNN in Vientiane. I remember watching BBC World in Luang Prabang. Otherwise, maybe you have not read a book in awhile, well, Laos is the place to pick up the habit. Having a beer in the evening at one of the outdoor restaurants or cafes in Vientiane or Luang Prabang, and just watch people go by, is not too bad either.
While you should be careful, being always regarded as rich in a country of very poor people, I would think you can safely travel in Laos. However, keep track of news. While it is calm at the moment, in the last few years there have been some minor terrorist bombings reported. These are reportedly targeted at the government, but sometimes public places like the Central Fountain and Asian Pavillion hotel, have been the target.