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Down the Mekong river on private slow boat to Luang Prabang (30 Dec 2009 - 03 Jan 2010)

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We travelled again the Mekong river on a private slow boat down to the cultural hub of Luang Prabang in northern Laos. Started in Chiang Rai in northern Thailand it was a very pleasant ride down one of Asia's longest rivers in its lower section.

Sunset in Chiang Rai
Sunset view from the city of Chiang Rai

Namkhong Riverview hotel in Chiang Khong
Namkhong Riverview hotel in Chiang Khong

Mekong workers in northern Laos
Mekong workers in northern Laos

Mekong river (Mae Nam Khong) is a lifeline for peoples, animals, plants and the land. Many peoples depend on the river for living - gold panners, fishermen, traders, boat builders, peanut farmers, cattle raisers.

The last Thai village on Mekong river
The last Thai village and a resort on Mekong river before we enters entirely into Laos soil

Pak Tha, Lao immigration
Lao immigration check point at Pak Tha

A Lao cargo boat on the Mekong river
A Lao cargo boat on the Mekong river

Ban Huay Yud (Yao peoples)
Ban Huay Yud (Yao peoples' village)?

Turkeys crossing a wooden bridge
Turkeys on the bridge to Ban Huay Naw Khom (Hmong)

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