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Sunset over the Mekong  
   

Sunset over the Mekong

Monk'ing Around

December 7th 2006
After having a great time in Chiang Mai we took a (1)hr flight from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang, Laos. We did not opt for the (1) day bus and (2) day boat trip from the Thai border as we had previously spent (7) days on the Mekong in southern Vietnam on a past trip. Luang Prabang is a small, peaceful town with a remarkably well-preserved combination of Lao and colonial French architecture, which ... read more
Asia » Laos » West » Luang Prabang

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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