Friday, January 23, 2009

SWF - 23 Jan 09

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salavan rice fields

On Wednesday morning, we drove from Salavan to Pakse. It's the dry and cool season now - most rice fields in Salavan province look like this - brown with stubby shafts of the old rice. There are a few areas which have irrigation systems but not in most of the more remote areas.

Champa palace

This was the view this morning as I went off for my morning run - Champa Palace Hotel. It used to be the residence of a Lao prince but now is a beautiful old hotel. It looks very mysterious in the morning mist.

entrance to Chinese temple

On Thursday afternoon, I walked to the Chinese temple on the other side of the Xedon River. It has an amazing view up and down the Mekong River.

View of Mekong from Chinese temple

This morning, I took the picture below, which shows the temple on the other side of the river.

View of Chinese temple in early morning

This is my contribution to Skywatch Friday, whose members post pictures of the skies around the world.

14 comments:

kden said...

What beautiful pictures. I've never seen rice paddy's before in the off season. You must lead a very interesting life!

Linnea W said...

These images are wonderful SWF selections. What scenic places you are living near. I especially like the one with the hotel in the morning mist. I don't know what time it was when you took that one, but it really exudes stillness and tranquility. Hi from California.

Keera Ann Fox said...

Ooh, I love that morning mist photo!

Tricia said...

A nice series of photos from Lao!

Etje said...

A great series of photos, thanks for sharing them.

Babooshka said...

You have a beautiful range of coloured skies.

Carol said...

These are gorgeous photos...it's hard to pick a favorite...the bright blue sky is amazing,,,but something about the palm trees draws me in...

vincibene said...

Breathtaking series! I love the second photo, wonderful colours.

Pam said...

Thank you for your comment. Your pictures are amazing! I feel like I am on a great adventure. I have added you to my blog roll. Be Well, Be Happy ;)

Joyoz said...

awesome sets of photos.

fishing guy said...

Chanpheng: Thanks for sharing your scenry in your neat skies. The area looks looks so wonderful.

luvmyboys said...

I love the picture in the mist. Thanks for warming me up, it's cold here in NY.

Poutalicious said...

I can't pick a favorite. They are all very intriguing photos.

Arija said...

A wonderful set of pictures. The second is like a painting, absolutely beautiful as are the others.