Photo Essay: As the sun sets on the Mekong River in Vientiane, Laos

In Laos’ sleepy little capital city, Vientiane, there is a large area of land along the Mekong River front that has been set aside as parkland. Every evening that I was in the city, I went down to the river front to sit and watch the beautiful sunset over the river.

Locals and tourists a like come to this area to walk, ride bikes, exercise and watch the sunset, and I always found it a great time to do some people watching. This photo essay covers one particular evening when the sunset was one of the best that I have seen.

Sunset in Vientiane, Laos

The sun begins to set

Boat on the Mekong River at Sunset in Vientiane, Laos

A lone fisherman makes his way up the Mekong River

Man walking along the Mekong River at Sunset in Vientiane, Laos

A man walks along the river bank

Moon at Sunset in Vientiane, Laos

The moon comes out as people watch the sunset

Group of students at Sunset in Vientiane, Laos

A group of students walk along the river bank

A shower of rain at Sunset in Vientiane, Laos

A shower of rain comes in from the right

Rowers at Sunset in Vientiane, Laos

Rowers comes down the Mekong River

Rowers at Sunset in Vientiane, Laos

…and then head back up stream

Sunset on the Mekong River in Vientiane, Laos

The sun sets on the Mekong River

 

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