On the trail of the great Henri Mouhot

via Bangkok Post, 05 April 2018: Visiting Luang Prabang and finding the tomb of Henri Mouhot. I featured the tomb in one of my Instagram photos previously.

If you have been to Luang Prabang, you probably have climbed the 300 steps up Phousi, the hill that stands in the middle of the town. From the top, you can see not just the breadth and length of the former Lao capital and a Unesco World Heritage site but also the Mekong River a stone’s throw to the west and the smaller Khan River nearby to the east. The two waterways meet just north of Phousi.

Source: On the trail of the great Henri Mouhot

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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