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Inside the National Museum court yard.  Visitors are not allowed to photograph the statuary housed inside the building.

Distant Relatives in Flesh and Stone

peter barnes - pdbarnes [375]

The National Museum seemed like a good place to get our cultural bearings. And it was, meaning it was the first in a long line of the unexpected in Cambodia.

Destinations: Phnom Penh | Cambodia
Topics: Economy | Culture | Travel | Photography | People | War & Conflict | Art | Ancient History
Lovely women in traditional costume served our Loy Krathong dinner.

Loy Krathong

MaryLou Driedger - marylou [4,292]

Loy Krathong is a special festival celebration in Thailand in November. Float your sorrows away and release your hopes and dreams into the heavens.

Destinations: Pathum Thani province | Nonthaburi province | Mae Hong Son | Buriram province | Ko Tao | Sukhothai | Ko Phi Phi | Uttaradit province | Khao Yai National Park | Nakorn Chaisri | Phimai | Ko Phangan | Chonburi province | Lopburi | Ranong | Satun province | Nakhon Ratchasima | Lampang | Ko Sichang | Narathiwat Province | Hua Hin | Mae Sot | Khon Kaen province | Phetchaburi | Yasothon province | Surat Thani | Golden Triangle | Hat Yai | Songkhla province | Tak province | Thailand | Phang Nga province | Kanchanaburi province | Samut Songkhram province | Krabi | Nakhon Phanom | Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng | Chachoengsao province | Ko Chang | Khon Kaen | Chumphon | Ko Samui | Surin province | Chiang Mai | Nakhon Pathom province | Loei province | Nong Khai province | Phuket | Udon Thani | Ayutthaya | Kampaengphet | Ubon Ratchathani | Bangkok | Phitsanulok | Lancang-Mekong River | Nakhon Si Thammarat province | Chiangrai province | Ko Samet | Umphang | Rayong | River Kwai | Mae Sai | Ban Chiang | Savannakhet | Pattaya
Topics: Travel | Art | Ancient History | Festivals | Adventure | 20th Century History | Religion | Traditions | Ecotourism | Culture | Nature | For Kids
piebald feral, temple market Sangklaburi, Thailand

The dogs of Sanglaburi

John McMahon - dictater2 [261]

When a motor cycle plows into a dog on a dark road in the mountians of thailand I find myself cared for by a women I cant communicate with.

Destinations: Malaysia | United Arab Emirates | Burma | Mekong River | Cambodia | Laos | Thailand | Japan
Topics: Travel | Adventure | Literature | Animals | Music | Traditions | Economy | Culture | Food | Working Abroad | War & Conflict | Ancient History | Architecture
Calm like The Heart!

Calm Before The Storm!

Totally Confussed - infoonthai [492]

Let me introduce myself, I am Info. I am not Thai but live with my wife here in Thailand. This blog is dedicated to all the people in the world that have calm thoughts and peace in their souls. Being...

Destinations: Burma | Korea, S | Mekong River | Laos | Thailand | Japan
Topics: National Parks | Adventure | Festivals | Traditions | Culture | Photography | Nature | Ancient History
Dani village in the Kurulu area, Baliem valley, Papua Barat, Indonesia

Baliem valey's mummies

Carlo Ottaviano Casana - cocasana [40]

Wim Tok Mabel's mummy held by one of his descendant. Apparently the mummy is 362 years old. Wim Tok Mabel was a "big man" and everybody in the valley wanted his advices. Even nowadays somebody is...

Destinations: Malaysia | Indonesia | Singapore | Hong Kong | Mekong River | Cambodia | Laos | Burma | Indochina | Maldives | Thailand
Topics: Travel | Adventure | Literature | 20th Century History | Art | Photography | People | Religion | War & Conflict | Ancient History | Animals | Traditions | Ecotourism | Culture | Food | Working Abroad | Architecture
Pu No and Na No, the town's guardians, prepare for the parade. Luang Prabang, Laos.

Holding Back the Years: New Year in Luang Prabang

Samantha Brown - sbrown [779]

Situated on a hill rising dramatically at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers, Luang Prabang has for centuries enchanted those who arrive by boat - and this is still probably one of the...

Destinations: Laos | Luang Prabang
Topics: Culture | Travel | People | Religion | Women & Travel | Traditions | Ancient History
That Luang

Getting Down in Laos, The Invented State

Kenneth Champeon - kchampeon [19,687]

The Lao National Museum (LNM), located in the capital Vientiane, contains only a few exhibits dedicated to Laos before French colonization. These exhibits are generally dusty, shoddily made and...

Destinations: Vientiane | Laos
Topics: Culture | People | 20th Century History | Art | War & Conflict | Ancient History
Sampam laden with snake fruit at the floating market in Can Tho, the Capital of the West

Vietnam: Land of the Blue Dragon

Martine Aepli - maepli [110]

From its genesis in the low-lying valley of Lan Chang Jiang, the source of the great Blue River of southern China, the history of Vietnam is shrouded in a rich oral tradition of myth and legend. The...

Destinations: Ho Chi Minh City | Vietnam
Topics: Culture | Literature | Festivals | Religion | Agriculture | Music | Traditions | War & Conflict | Ancient History | Architecture
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