Laos Landscapes


This page documents some of the terrain and the dwellings I saw from the bus while traveling from city to city


Vientiane to Vang Vieng



At first a lightly wooded terrain, modest amounts of agriculture



with a mix of traditional and modern houses



An hour or two north of Vientiane, we got into the hill country we'd be in until Luang Prabang



Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang



Luang Prabang to Phonsavan



Much of the trip was in high hill country, with narrow strips of villages along the highway


But as we approached Phonsavan we broke into more open country


Quite similar to the transitional landscape on the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains in Oregon and Washington



The land of pines

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