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Down by the Mekong  

Down by the Mekong

Europe on the Mekong

March 5th 2007
The quaint town of Luang Prabang ascends from the banks of the mighty Mekong revealing a unique combination of French and Lao architecture. Upon first arrival, you might think you have just floated down the Seine rather than the Mekong with grand French columns and dining Europeans gracing open terraces. As a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1995, Luang Prabang's uniqueness is guaranteed preservat ... 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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