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Drive around Thailand in 14 Days – Day 10

Date : 27th December 2006
Time : 12pm – 6pm
Destination : Pakse, Loas
Distance : About 50 Km

Before we visit Loas this morning, we had a wonderful breakfast at the resort.

TohSang KhongJiam Resort is a 5 star resort built by the side of Moon River in KhongJiam District, Ubon Ratchathani. The beauty of this resort is its natural environment by the river.

We arrived in the evening yesterday and did not had an opportunity to have a good look of this resort. We we wake up in the morning and having our breakfast in the open air restaurant next the Moon River… here is goes…

Zheng Ni enjoying her breakfast..

Not enough, go for 2nd round.

Getting ready to Pakse, Loas..

We part our car at the Thailand custom car park and boarded a bus to visit Pakse, a border town of Loas. Crossing the border is easy for Malaysian as we do not need any visa to enter Loas.
Pakse is a small town and not much development, the traffic in Loas is right hand drive, so it might post a problem if you were to drive in Loas.
Our 1st stop is a breath taking waterfall about 1000 deep into a valley. Before we reach the waterfall, there are a lots of stalls selling handicraft. The price there is super cheap where a hand made bamboo pillow cause only RM3.00.

This is the water fall with 1000 ft depth into a valley.

After visit the waterfall, we proceed to visit a local coffee farm to enjoy some Loas coffee, I am not coffee drinker, so cannot commend on it.


Lunch at a wonderful restaurant setup near a small but beautiful waterfall serving traditional Loas food.

Beutiful waterfall by the restaurant in Pakse, Loas.

Loas tour guide carrying Zheng Hao.

Traditional Loas Kampung House

Traditional Loas dancing.

Manage to capture some photo while crossing Mekong river, it is huge…..

You will like this… Not XO, Not Vsop, Not Black Label… Snake wine selling in almost all the shops next to the Loas custom.

Look at it closely… a cobra..

All snake wine behind Zheng Hao..

Back to the hotel safely and enjoy our dinner and pool for the rest of the day…
Tomorrow.. we are heading to Bangkok… another long day drive.. but very enjoyable holiday so far..

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Drive around Thailand in 14 Days – Day 9

Date : 26th December 2006
Time : 12pm – 6pm
Destination : Ubon Ratchathani
Distance : About 250KM

Today we had a half day free and easy period to discover Mukdahan, a border town next to Loas. We visit the Indo China Market next to Mekong river. This is basically where people from Thailand and Loas trading their goods.

A lot of speed boat ferrying passenger and goods to and fro the 2 countries.

The Indo China market selling all kinds of goods from food to sundry goods.

My lady shopping again ….

These are the shops next to the Indo China Market.

These are the speed boat ferrying passenger and goods. Notice that Loas is just accross the Mekong river.

A temple near the Indo China market at Mukdahan.

We left Mukdahan at 12pm and proceed to Ubon Ratchathani. We stop by a river side rest area to have a short break. Fishing is one of the major source of income here as you can see various kind of fish product selling at the store.

This is dry fish.. looks like a flower

Arrive at TohSang KhongJiam resort at 6pm, check in and proceed to enjoy our candle light dinner. The food here is cheap and good, RM14 for a fish and chip in a 5 star resort.

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