Tag Archive: Mekong River

Feb 24

A Local Guide to The Mekong

It’s hard to envisage one person being able to provide a local guide to The Mekong. The Mekong River runs a distance of over 4,909 km from the Tibetan plateau to the Mekong Delta, where it flows into the South China Sea and the combined population of the Mekong Region is nearly 325 million, with …

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Feb 23

How to Meet Locals When You Travel – Start By Saying Hello

How to meet locals when you travel – does the world really need another story on the subject? Surely we’ve written enough on the topic? We’ve said before that what we love most about travel is meeting locals and we’ve shared tips on how to meet locals. Is there anything more to be said? How …

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Feb 11

Exploring Phousi Hill for Golden Buddhas and Luang Prabang Vistas

Exploring Phou Si Hill, Luang Prabang, Laos.

Exploring Phousi Hill, also known as Phou Si or Mount Phousi, is one of those must-do activities that travellers to Luang Prabang do, as much for the sweeping vistas of the sleepy town, the Mekong River and Khan River, and the surrounding mountains, as for the hidden temples, shrines, stupas, and golden Buddhas that dot the lush 100 …

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Feb 03

Touring the Temples of Luang Prabang, Laos

Marvelling at the mural and mosaic covered temples of Luang Prabang is the next must-do activity after the early morning alms giving. There are 33 glittering temples or wats (also called ‘vats’) in the ancient Lao royal capital so we decide to start by focusing on a few and seeing them with a guide. Our …

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Jan 31

Early Morning Alms Giving to the Monks in Luang Prabang, Laos

The early morning alms giving to the monks in Luang Prabang, Laos, is one of the main attractions that lures many travellers to the laidback Mekong River town although it’s not unique to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city. The few times we’ve been out at the crack of dawn in Bangkok – generally on our way to …

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