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Posts Tagged ‘Mekong River’
 

 
The monks of Luang Prabang complete their morning alm ritual.

Discuss: Is UNESCO Ruining Our World Heritage?

This week, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, better known as UNESCO, is meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to debate and vote on the next batch of World Heritage Sites. Over the course of the ...
by Jim Cheney
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A Buddhist temple on the island of Don Dhet in the 4,000 Islands region of Laos.

5 Can’t-Miss Places to Visit in Southern Laos

While I loved everywhere I visited in Southeast Asia, I have a special place in my heart for Southern Laos. One of the least visited areas in the region, Southern Laos has a ridiculous amount of awesomeness to offer travelers....
by Jim Cheney
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Several of the 4000 Islands in the Mekong River.

Travel Quiz of the Week: Amazing Rivers

Of all the different types of waterways, rivers are probably the most important. Allowing people and goods to move inland, rivers allowed our ancestors to move away from the oceans and populate a variety of areas around the wor...
by Jim Cheney
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Wat Phou is one of the ancient cities of the Khmer. Located in Laos, Wat Phou is the older, less touristed cousin of Angkor Wat.

Wat Phou: Angkor Without the Crowds

Traveler’s and non-travelers alike have dreamt of the day that they can lay eyes on Cambodia’s Angkor Wat, one of the world’s most majestic sites. However, as with most well-known tourist destinations, the cro...
by Jim Cheney
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The monks of Luang Prabang complete their morning alm ritual.

Photo of the Week: The Monks’ Alms Procession in Luang Prabang, Laos

Every morning at dawn, the monks that inhabit the myriad of temples in Luang Prabang complete their morning alms ritual. Starting around 6am, the monks leave their temples and head out onto the city streets where locals and tou...
by Jim Cheney
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A boat on the shore of Don Khon in the 4000 Islands on Laos.

Relaxing in the Middle of the Mekong River at 4000 Islands, Laos

Laos is a landlocked country, there’s no denying that. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t get some quality relaxation time on the water. For nearly the entire length of the country, the Mekong River runs its...
by Jim Cheney
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