5 reasons to attend Pi Mai in Luang Prabang

Pi Mai Lao, otherwise known as Lao New Year, is a festival celebrated at the hottest time of the year – which is just as well, because most people remain drenched with water for the majority of the event. It’s known as the festival of water fights but there are lots of other cultural activities that run over the week and there are many reasons why it’s a festival ‘not to be missed’!


1. A water fight like no other


2. Elephant procession


3. Sand stupa


4. The moving of Prabang

giant Parade

5. Grand parade

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