Notes on the Geography of Laos: Mekongside: Ban Thanoun
Ban Thanoun lies on the right bank of the river, downstream from Pak Beng. Helps a lot, doesn't it!
A stranger Walks circumspectly around a cluster of houses whose barren site contrasts with the surrounding forest.
Not quite deserted: women and children walk by.
Barn and barnyard.
Chanting could be heard coming from inside this house.
Inside, children watched a shaman attempt a cure.
The chanter was the man standing with his back to the room.
Over in another corner, a pannier was filled with corn--an American plant that's found its way here.
Pounding kernals to meal.
In the midst of "underdevelopment," a virtuoso display of roofing technique.
Detail of the lashings.
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