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Thirty pictures of Laos: Temples, rivers and colonial houses
This is a compilation of my best paintings of Laos: from the river city of Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang covered with shrines. Laos' name is synonymous with paintings of safran friars, gold stupas as well as shrines and elegance of ancient empire& And unlike many other fast evolving South East Asiatic lands, this still applies here in Laos today.
Up until the 1990' Laos stayed isolated from the outside worlds and largely unfamiliar to the West. To be honest, I didn't expect much from Laos because the area is full of backpacker parties (Vang Vieng was infamous for the rude backpack community in the early 2000s). Grown up in Singapore, I spend a lot of my life travelling through Southeast Asia, from Indonesia to Burma and everywhere in between, but Laos has always missed me out.
Laos was surprising in many ways on this journey. The relaxed seaside resorts and temple-laden city colonies will take you back to a glory age before tourists intruded. This inland is one of the most underestimated in Southeast Asia and really merits the spotlight for its rural environment and charming charisma.
Travelling Laos with a kid is also amazingly simple and enjoyable, thanks to the warmness of the people's attitudes towards them. Here is a compilation of my best paintings of Laos - from the capitol Vientiane to the eco-city Vang Viengand, the former Colonies of Luang Prabang.
Twenty-one photos showing that Laos has the most gorgeous jungles in the world
Laotian jungle's pristine beauties are stunning. The deforestations have drastically diminished the Laojugel. About 70 per cent of Laos was in the 1950' s woodland, and now is less than half the country's rainforest. Secluded hills, threatened wildlife and stunning views make the Laotian rainforest one of the most picturesque places in the world.
They are known for their pronounced reputation, which runs through the jungles, eating mainly fruit and leaf. It is surrounded by land and, what it needs in terms of beach, it balances out in unspoilt lake areas. Nam Song River runs through Laos and finally ends in the Mekong River. Laos's exotic climates produce several hundred plant varieties that lighten the lush vegetation with countless colours.
The Si Phan Don, which means "4,000 islands", lies in the extreme southernmost part of Laos on the Cambodian coast. Asiatic 11th century animals are at home in Laos and inhabit the open countryside in flocks of up to 25 members. It also has an animal sanctuary that focuses on ecotourism and the rescue of this threatened animal.
It has 20 national reserves covering 10 per cent of its area. Situated to the south of Vientiane, Phou Khou Khouay could not be any different from the vibrant town. The best way to see the wide, thinly populated area of Laos is from the outdoors.
From Luang Prabang, Lao Airlines will fly to Vientiane, Savannakhet, then Pakse, giving the customer a northern to southern look at the state. A number of falls, such as Kuang Si Falls, lie outside the ancient imperial capitol Luang Prabang. Enter this junglesafe as a nice excursion away from the temple and the hustle and bustle of town.
There is no lack of coco palms in Laos. Bolaven Plateau in Champasak province is famous for the French coffees they took to Laos. In the jungle of Laos you will find several hundred caverns. Mekong River meanders through Laos and for many kilometres is the border to Thailand. The Nam Ha National Protected Area is situated in Luang Namtha Provice in the northern part of Laos.
Nam Tha is the first large affluent of the Mekong in Laos. The Bokeo Nature Reserve allows the visitor to stay overnight in the jungles in cabins that hang high in the bush. Zippered food behind the vulnerable gabbons that call the reserve home is the final Laotian jungles game.
Annamites is situated in the western part of Laos and is the border to Vietnam. The Laos is home to many butterfly varieties. Moth, bat and other insect are also important creatures that help pollinate the jungles. Was Chom Si is situated in Luang Prabang on the top of Mount Phousi.
You can take a long stairway through the jungles to get to the top of the sanctuary. It is a picturesque place for canoeing, walking, ballooning, climbing and more.