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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.

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Down the Mekong with No Paddle

Down The Mekong with No Paddle

Joshua Samuel Brown - jbrown [10,407]

California John and I had bummed around Bangkok for a few days before realizing the city was a bad place for men trying to stay faithful to women back home. We decided to hop a sleeper bus into...

Destinations: Laos | Luang Prabang
Topics: Culture | People | Festivals | War & Conflict | For Kids | Traditions | Ecotourism
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

Cambodia's Water Festival

Christina Gosnell - cgosnell [995]

The Tonle Sap or "Great Lake" as it's called is more than just a body of water giving life to Cambodia and Southeast Asia. The Tonle Sap represents a people's identity and way of life for the...

Destinations: Phnom Penh | Cambodia
Topics: Festivals

Laos New Year

Donald Gilliland - dgilliland [4,035]

What do you get when you mix buckets of water, talcum powder, jasmine petals and barbecued water buffalo? A festive Buddhist New Year's Celebration in Laos, that's what. As if there weren't enough New...

Destinations: Vientiane | Laos
Topics: Festivals

Thai town in uproar over charges that fireball phenomenon is faked

Agence-France Presse AFP - Global [28,638]

Residents of a remote town in northern Thailand are up in arms over a TV investigation which found that a famous fireball phenomenon in the Mekong River which draws hordes of tourists annually could...

Destinations: Nong Khai province | Vientiane | Laos | Thailand
Topics: Travel | Festivals | Traditions
Preparation for Tet Festivities

Tet in Saigon

Jillian Brady - jbrady [264]

We arrived in Saigon by train from Danang on the eve of Tet. All the guidebooks say that this is not a good time to visit because everything closes down for three days or more while the owners are...

Destinations: Ho Chi Minh City | Vietnam
Topics: Culture | Travel | Festivals
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

A Tet Celebration

Kari Youngberg - kyoungberg [89]

In 1995, my husband John and I spent six months traveling throughout Southeast Asia. Late January, we flew from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City, where we would spend the next two months traveling...

Destinations: Ho Chi Minh City | Vietnam
Topics: Culture | Travel | People | Festivals | Traditions
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