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Photography from south-east Asia by Jon Sanwell

Nong Khiaw


Nong Khiaw, in Luang Prabang province in northern Laos, is the kind of place that adjectives like breathtaking and stunning were invented for. A bumpy three hour bus ride from Luang Prabang town, the village is on the banks of the River Ou, surrounded by towering (there’s another one) limestone karsts.    My landscape pictures don’t begin to do it justice, as I wasn’t organised enough to be in the right place at the right time, but that gives me the perfect excuse to go back another time.






8 Responses to “Nong Khiaw”

  1. Albatz Gallery & Blog

    It’s hard to be organized in Laos – 6 years ago we were stuck(!) in Luang Prabang for ten days before we were able to get out. A lovely place to be stuck though, and I’m going back soon. Maybe I’ll try and get down the river to this magical place you’ve portrayed so well.


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