Enhance the education of novice Buddhist monks in Luang Prabang as well as other members of the local community by teaching English, while learning about the local culture
Laos is one of the most traditional countries in Asia, and offers some of the richest culture and history of the region.
Volunteering to teach English to novice monks and local community members in one of the country’s more historic regions is an incredibly rewarding way to connect with the real Laos and its people.
The volunteer project is based in Luang Prabang, a Unesco Heritage Site, which is known for its beauty, architecture and colour. Volunteers will have time off at weekends to explore the region and so can take a scenic boat trip up the Mekong to the Pak Ou Caves, watch the sunset from atop Mount Phu Si, swim in the Kuang Si Waterfalls, marvel at the many temples, trek, raft or take an elephant tour.
This is the perfect way to explore one of the countries in Asia least tarnished by tourism.
When you’re required:
Various times and dates.
When you get there:
Volunteers will have their own room in a centrally located guesthouse. It has electricity and a variety of facilities are plentiful and nearby. Basic Lao and western food is supplied. In Luang Prabang laundry will be at your own expense.
Laos generally enjoys a mild, tropical climate, but it can get quite chilly in the cool season. Temperatures range from 10 – 40°C in the Mekong Valley, and may dip below zero in the mountains and on the Xieng Khouang and Bolaven Plateaus. There are three distinct seasons: cool from November-February; hot from March-May and the rainy season which lasts from June -October. Most people find the best time to visit from October-February; however the low season offers lush green landscapes in the rainy season and the colourful Lao New Year’s festival in April.
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