Jailed Lettuce

Jailed Lettuce

Jailed Lettuce

Route 13
Pakse, Champasak Province, Laos


Taken on: 30th November, 2009. Copyright: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License - See Nataraj Metz's page of Flickr

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On the western bank of the slow-flowing Mekong, some 40 kilometres south of Pakse, sits the quaint riverside town of Champasak. A modest place, Champasak is deserted compared to places such as Pakse and Don Dhet, with travellers preferring to take daytrips to nearby Wat Phu. To our minds, this makes the town even more appealing than it has ever been.

The Khmer-period ruins of Wat Phu, some 10 kilometres to the southwest of town, were granted UNESCO World Heritage status in 2001, but aside from a large carpark, a semi-modern looking administrative centre and a museum, the fantastic ruins are largely as they've been for centuries.

Well worn and heavily weathered, this is the most important Khmer site in Laos. An attractive but rather small affair, what Wat Phu lacks in size and grandeur it more ... Read our complete Champasak travel guide

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A hotel boat on the Mekong River. Sunrise on the Mekong River. Renovating Wat Phu. IMG_1119.jpg Lao children. Two-wheel tractors in Champasak. Boat on the Mekong River. Thai tourists visiting Wat Phu. Buddha Statue at Wat Phu. Workers renovating Wat Phu. Lonely Wanderer Thick Brew On the other Side Doesn't look as if it could carry Cars and Trucks Pump it up! Mekong Ferry Across the Mekong Washday The ferry Village Enfenced Worried about Business My little green Cactus Unshaved Lychees Riding on three Wheels Exotic Fruits A Pile of Fish and some weird looking Insect The 'safe' Part of the Market Finally some packaged Stuff Frogs anyone? Mekong Fish Just yellow Chicken Very appetizing Encaged and not yellow yet Jona's Whale Lettuce Lorry Waiting at the Vat Stop What a weird Sight in Laos... Sticky Rice Bullets Firestarters Heat Blur Vat Tham Fai Hot Air and Stupas Stupas in a Line Vat Tham Fai Ninas and Stupas Lao Nagesh Losing his Pants Overgrown