The Mekong River in Photos

As I travelled through Laos, the Mekong River made a lasting impression. It was the first thing I saw as I entered the country across the Friendship Bridge to Vientiane, it was ever present as I explored the spiritual heart of Laos at Luang Prabang, and finally it was my highway as I made my way back to Thailand on the slow boat to Huay Xai. The Mekong River is a beautiful, powerful force of nature that is full of life. This is the Mekong River in photos.

the mekong river, Laos

On the slow boat near Luang Prabang

Boats on the banks of the Mekong River at Luang Prabang, Laos

Boats on the banks of the Mekong River at Luang Prabang

A boat on the Mekong River at Sunset in Vientiane, Laos

A boat on the river at sunset in Vientiane

the Mekong River, Laos

Limestone mountains near Luang Prabang

sunset on the mekong river, Luang Prabang, Laos

Sunset on the river at Luang Prabang

Mekong River at Pakbeng, Laos

On the slow boat at Pakbeng

mekong river sunset at Vientiane, Laos

A local enjoying the sunset at Vientiane

mekong river, Laos

View of the Mekong through the trees at Luang Prabang

boat on the Mekong River, Laos

A boat getting loaded up with supplies while on the slow boat near Pakbeng

boats on the Mekong River, laos

On the slow boat after dropping off some passengers at a small village

rowers at sunset on the Mekong River at Vientiane, laos

Some rowers make their way up the river at sunset in Vientiane

sunset on the Mekong River, laos

Sunset on the Mekong in Vientiane



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  • Lee Sheridan Oct 15, 2011

    Great photos

  • Maggie Oct 18, 2011

    Beautiful photos! It looks very serene and beautiful. How many days were you on the slow boat? Did you get bored at all?
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    • Dean Wickham Oct 18, 2011

      Thanks Maggie. I was on the slow boat for 2 days between Luang Prabang and Huay Xai (Where you can cross into Thailand) in Laos – about 9 hours each day. I didn’t find it boring at all, apart from all of the amazing scenery I just relaxed and read a book and also got some writing done.

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