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Forgotten Laos: a photo essay

by Amelia Curran
Mouchi tribe in Laos

Travel photographer Damon Wilder has been a friend of ETG for many years now. He has travelled across all Asia with us, capturing countless incredible moments on the way. But on his recent trip to forgotten Laos, we felt he had taken some of his most remarkable photographs yet. Despite its extraordinary beauty, Laos remains something of a traveller’s secret, often overlooked in favour of its more well-known neighbours. So we wanted to give travellers an insight into the kind of remarkable experiences you could have when you take the path less trodden.

Over to Damon. 

Landscapes of legend

 The most remarkable scenery in Southeast Asia

Nong Khiaw in Laos photography
Off the beaten track Bolaven Plateau in Southern Laos
Nam Ou River in Laos
Nong Khiaw Riverside in Laos
Nam Ou River Laos

The morning catch

Rise early to glimpse the fishermen of Don Daeng

Fishermen pushing out their boat from Don Daeng in Laos at sunrise
Fishermen on Don Daeng, Laos at sunrise
Diem Dien salt field south of Hanoi
Portrait photography in Laos
Fishing in Don Daeng

Meet the Mouchi

Encounter life in a remote Lao hill tribe

Mouchi tribe photography in Laos
School in Laos
Hill tribe in Laos
Laos food
Local photography Laos
Cooking in Laos


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We don’t believe in standing still. Watching the world go by through a window. Hearing it through the stories of others.

You want to be in it, out there. Asking questions and finding answers. Finding yourself in worlds unknown. Finding the path less trodden. Meeting people with a different story to tell.

Just ask why, what, how, who? We’ll never stop helping you find the answers.

Our travellers come home with stories to tell, memories to keep and new ways of seeing their lives around them. That’s what happens when you truly connect with a destination.



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