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Crossing the Mekong on Friendship Bridge  
   

Crossing the Mekong on Friendship Bridge

Part 2 of 3: Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam in Three Weeks. Visiting the Mekong, Vientiane, and Luang Prabang (including the Elephant Village Sanctuary and Resort, and a visit to the Sun Bear Rescue Sanctuary)

December 24th 2009
See Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam in Three Weeks, Part 1 for pictures and details of Thailand, now we are in Laos, before flying to Vietnam, which will be featured in Part 3 of this journey. December 24th. We crossed the Friendship Bridge from Nang Khai, Thailand yesterday. An Irish ex-pat we had met in Nang Khai the night before recommended we take the 20 minute city bus instead of taking ... read more
Asia » Laos

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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