SLIPPING INTO LAOS August 20th 2007 The most south-western mountainous province in the modern-day People’s Republic of China was named “south of the clouds” by a Tang emperor during the 8th Century AD. Chinese imperial dynasties from that time onwards thought of Yunnan as being the edge of their world, beyond the clouds and south of Schezwan (Sichuan). With over twenty different ethnicities represented (including Naxi, Yi, ... read more
Asia » Laos » West » Vientiane Laos was under the control of Siam (Thailand) from the late 18th century until the late 19th century when it became part of French Indochina. The Franco-Siamese Treaty of 1907 defined the current Lao border with Thailand. In 1975, the Communist Pathe... ... read more
WARREN RODWELL is an expatriate English - native - speaker, who writes feature articles,
submits photogpraphs for magazines, newspapers, online publications and moderates various
internet forums. Warren has lived & travelled in the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East,
Asia, South America and Australia. For most of this century, he has been based in China.
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