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Across the river, Chompet District

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Luang Prabang prospers with World Heritage architecture, boutique hotels, fine dining and tourism, yet a five-minute boat ride across the Mekong delivers you to Chomphet District and it’s like stepping into another world.

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For a district so close to a bustling town, Chomphet is surprisingly rustic, rough and undeveloped. Roads are mainly unpaved and see little traffic, infrastructure is rudimentary. Those who complain of tourist crowds should come here—relatively few make ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 1,300 words.)


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