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The entrance to Vat Phou is actually the exit of the 1,400-metre-long, six-tiered ancient temple complex.

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Take a trip 18 km from Phongsaly Town to Ban Komaen’s Green Tea Pavilion and its 400-year-old tea plantation, which some say has the oldest tea trees in the world.

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Check out this clip by professional video blogger and elephant advocate, Christopher Lau, who recently visited Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge and the Mekong Elephant Park.

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Pheng telephoned during lunch. “Can you ride on my motorcycle?” Why? Lorry still stuck? “No, it’s gone, but there are landslides.”

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A trumpeting elephant interrupted my morning Mekong coffee on the room’s lawn terrace. Pachyderms were bathing across the river. A few hours later, we shoved off in a narrow wooden vessel to visit them. Wendy, the park manager, greeted us.

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Our program differed from the others on the Shompoo Cruise. They were sailing on the two-day classic Mekong voyage from Luang Prabang to the Thai border. We were jumping ship at Pakbeng.

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Sounds of suppressed laughter are audible in a small farm called Mulberries in Xiangkhoung, Laos, where a group of women, under the eye of a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, huddle over a boiling cauldron of natural dye.

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There are hundreds of noodle soups in Vientiane, and Vientiane Times contributor, Souknilundon Southivongnorath, has pinpointed some winners to help noodle hunters find the best soup in town.

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I was sitting in the Kinyei Café in Cambodia’s Battambang Town, indulging on some peanut butter and banana toast, feeling the nostalgia of a seven-year-old girl, when I saw the notice, “We Sell Feel Good Coffee.” The responsible traveller in me took an instant interest, as did my ability to recognise when a restaurant is serving anything fair trade, organic, or socially responsible.

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“Coffee tourism and the original chalet began as a side dish, but it grew and grew. Now it’s a bowl,” said Sinouk Sisombat, founder of Sinouk Coffee, while speaking of his Bolaven Plateau plantation and Sinouk Coffee Resort.

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