A great selection of photos from Jeff Perigois’s recent Images of Laos photography tour. The 2-week, fully-escorted tour kicks off in World Heritage Luang Prabang before venturing upcountry to the small riverside town of Nong Khiaw.
Night shot of one of the ancient capital’s stunning Buddhist temples.
And a shot of picturesque Nong Khiaw Town on the banks of the Ou River, northern Laos.
From here the tour headed south to Vientiane, the present-day capital, with its lively markets and plentiful street photography opportunities. Above is the City’s iconic Wat Si Saket – Vietniane’s oldest standing wat and said to be home to over 10,000 Buddha images!
Lao ladies in traditional dress: some grilled offerings in a Vientiane night market and young Buddhist monks trying out their photography skills. After Vientiane, the tour takes a domestic flight to the country’s far south and the old Mekong port of Pakse. (Below a Pakse Market shot.)
Pakse is the starting point of a day tour of the nearby Boloven Plateau home to numerous ethnic minority groups as well as extensive coffee plantations and some awesome scenery.
Just south of Pakse and reached by a short boat journey down the Mekong lies another of Laos’s world heritage sites; the Angkor period remains of Wat Phu.
Last, but certainly not least, the itinerary continues with a 2-day stay on the Mekong River’s picturesque 4,000 Islands area forming the border between southern Laos and northern Cambodia.
Thanks very much to both Jeff with his vast experience and impressive photography skills and to our local guide Sone for her consistent good humour, local knowledge and organisational efficiency and to everyone else involved in making this Images of Laos photography tour a successful trip.
Note 2020 dates will be published very shortly and anyone requiring more details or info please contact us on allpointseast.com.