The Living Land Farm
Luang Prabang, Laos
Photo courtesy of Tiger Trail Travel
The Living Land FarmAgriculture is a key part of life in Laos, making up half of the country’s economic output, and nowhere is this more apparent than at Living Land. Set in fields southwest of town, this community farm started offering tours in 2011 with the aim of connecting tourists to Laotian culture. Managed by the lively Laut Lee, who is fluent in English, Living Land now provides half-day programs that focus on the evolution of rice—from the planting to the harvesting to the cooking—and demonstrate traditional methods of bamboo weaving and blacksmithing. The farm also grows crops like arugula, beetroot, strawberries, and basil, and even teaches English classes to locals. For visitors, it offers a fascinating window into a slowly disappearing way of life.