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the gateway to the south

 

Now we explore the south part of Laos. We flew with Lao air smoothly and with no problems to Pakse, the third largest city of Laos.
Pakse itself is not really worth seeing, beside its location on the Mekong River there are only some colonial houses and markets. For us was Pakse a stopover for our trip to the  Bolavenplateau and our continued journey.

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The Bolavenplateau is Laos pure. Here live many mountain peoples, and the time seems to have stopped. Only the electricity comes from generators, but the whole live is still going its traditional way. The plateau is famous for its coffee plantations. Everywhere you see the beans drying in the sun. The people here live mainly from agriculture or handicraft. One of the villages we visited, is known for its handmade wooden coffins, they store it under every house, until they are needed. It was an unusual experience for us.
 

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The Landscape is very attractive here, many different wonderful and great waterfalls we visited just only 4 of it and it was famous and very beautiful. All in all our trip to the plateau was very nice, adventurous and exhausting, and we will donít miss it.
 

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