Travels in Indochina: From Northern Thailand to Laos

In 2008 Anya and I travelled from Chang Rai in the north of Thailand to Laos, where we then embarked on a boat journey down the Mekong River to the town of Luang Prabang in the north of Laos. After a stay here we took an overnight bus to Vientienne – followed by another bus to the plain of jars and then to North of Laos.

Chang Rai, Northern Thailand:








On the boat to Luang Prabang….






Luang Prabang….






Vientienne….a town and not a city in 2008. 

Monument to the Communist ‘Liberation’ in 1975




Our hotel – looks ok outside, inside…well








The Plain of Jars in Northern Laos. The Jars were funerary urns constructed 2000 years ago. 




The mountains of Northern Laos, approaching the border to North Vietnam.











Relics from the Vietnam War at the then Vietnamese border post


On the bus just over the border of North Vietnam…




Categories: Laos, Thailand, Vietnam

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