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Simple-faced Buddha

Wat Inghang temple, Savannakhet
32. Colonial Crumblings and Sacred Forests

January 27th 2008
(P) Our bus from Tha Khek to Savannakhet had 2 motorbikes on its roof and was full to bursting. I have to admit it wasn't the most comfortable journey we've made, consisting of 5 hours on a plastic stool in the aisle with no backrest. But the locals don't even think twice about travelling like this (we noticed most buses were second-hand from South Korea and Japan, with the adverts still on!). Old ... read more
Asia » Laos » South » Bolaven Plateau

Lao or Laotian Flag 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
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