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ferry on the  Mekong  

ferry on the Mekong

This is the kind of Ferrys used to cross the river. There are people cooking soup & selling snacks on the ferrys!
Boating down the Mekong

January 30th 2007
We spent the last 2 days @ Wat Phu. This place is amazing, & so ancient. The temple complex extends up a mountainside, & is over 1000 years old. They don't build 'em like that anymore. Festival in full swing. People come to make a pilgrimage & leave offerings at the temples. After that, its party time. Thai pop music is very popular here, & I guess that it dosent sound right unless played a ... read more
Asia » Laos » South » Pakxe

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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