Don

Oct 072013
 
Abandoned hotel

Abandoned hotel

Casino closed

Casino closed

New inhabitants

New inhabitants

Buffalo's roaming on the casino floors

Buffalo’s roaming on the casino floors

Chained up doors

Chained up doors

Ghost town

Ghost town

Chains

Chains

Louang Namtha

Louang Namtha

Casino panorama

Casino panorama

Salt drying pans Boten what a contrast to the Casino SEZ just a few kilometers away

Salt drying pans Boten what a contrast to the Casino SEZ just a few kilometers away

Hot smelly work at the salt pans

Hot smelly work at the salt pans

salt pans

salt pans

Customs checkpoint Boten

Customs checkpoint Boten

Boten international border checkpoint

Boten international border checkpoint

Security officer Chinese

Security officer Chinese

border post

border post

Oct 062013
 
Phou Vieng Pha Lookout Point

Phou Vieng Pha Lookout Point

Great Riding and Clear Views

Great Riding and Clear Views

Nam Khan Valley view

Nam Khan Valley view

Big Mountian Louangprabang

Big Mountian Louangprabang

Bamboo shoot dryer high in the hills

Bamboo shoot dryer high in the hills

Dam wall abutment

Dam wall abutment

Dam Wall

Dam Wall

Nam Khan Dam Valley

Nam Khan Dam Valley

Infrastructure

Infrastructure

Head Race Section

Head Race Section

Nam Khan 1 Damsite location

Nam Khan 1 Damsite location

Terex Earth Mover

Terex Earth Mover

ferry-boat

Oct 052013
 
Nice scene bad tragedy

Nice scene bad tragedy

Flooded School house

Flooded School house

 

Mud and destruction

Mud and destruction

 

School and teacher

School and teacher

 

mud and destruction

mud and destruction

 

Nam Pa Suspension bridge wash out

Nam Pa Suspension bridge wash out

 

Nam Pah Cement bridge abutment washout

Nam Pah Cement bridge abutment washout 

Washed out bridge at Phone Thong
Washed out bridge at Phone Thong

 

mega landslide one slip and its 50 meters to the river

mega landslide one slip and its 50 meters to the river

 

wood bridge over the nam pah

wood bridge over the nam pah

 

Electrical infrastructure in shambles

Electrical infrastructure in shambles

 

washout

 

temp-bridge

 

Nam-Pa-bamboo-bridge

Nam-Pa-bamboo-bridge

 

Suspension bridge and new pilings destroyed

Suspension bridge and new pilings destroyed

 

Phonxai Valley

Phonxai Valley

 

Washed out bridge at Phone Thong

Washed out bridge at Phone Thong

 

nice track in the mountains

nice track in the mountains

Sep 292013
 
Mekong bridge at Pakbeng China Road and Bridge

Mekong bridge at Pakbeng China Road and Bridge

 

Mekong bridge at Pakbeng deckwork connected on schedule for opening 11 2015

Mekong bridge at Pakbeng deckwork connected on schedule for opening 11 2015

 

Pakbeng Mekong bridge

Pakbeng Mekong bridge

 

China Road and bridge const company, Pakbeng Mekong bridge

China Road and bridge const company, Pakbeng Mekong bridge

 

Pakbeng bridge downstream view

Pakbeng bridge downstream view

 

Stupa Xieng Kok

Stupa Xieng Kok

 

Xiengkok Road

Xiengkok Road

 

Nasak - Khokhado, Mekong bridge project at Paklay road 4

Nasak – Khokhado, Mekong bridge project at Paklay road 4

 

xeingkok

xeingkok

 

Pakbeng Mekong bridge

Pakbeng Mekong bridge

 

Mekong-bridge-burma

 

Laos Myanmar bridge over the Mekong, Wan Kyn is the town just over the Mekong from Xieng Kok Laos

Laos Myanmar bridge over the Mekong, Wan Kyn is the town just over the Mekong from Xieng Kok Laos

 

Xiengkok Port

Xiengkok Port

 

Xiengkok Mekong Bridge

Xiengkok Mekong Bridge

 

Friendshi9p Bridge 4 houaxyay ChiangKhong

Friendshi9p Bridge 4 houaxyay ChiangKhong

 

Houay Xai 202

Houay Xai 202

 

Border Control Complex Chiangkhong

Border Control Complex Chiangkhong

 

One of the many ferries moving fuel tankers soon to be retired

One of the many ferries moving fuel tankers soon to be retired

 

Bridge Deck ready for traffic

Bridge Deck ready for traffic

 

View on bridge deck looking West

View on bridge deck looking West

 

Mekong Span at Houayxai

Mekong Span at Houayxai

 

One of new Hotels in the Old town of Houay Xai

One of new Hotels in the Old town of Houay Xai

 

 

 

 

Houay Xai border complex

Houay Xai border complex

 

New Monument at Crossroads

New Monument at Crossroads

 

Resorts Sprouting up along the new road

Resorts Sprouting up along the new road

 

Army Veihicle getting maintenance

Army Vehicle getting maintenance

Sep 292013
 
pakbeng-Mekong-river-project

pakbeng-Mekong-river-project

 

Pakbeng Mekong bridge structure

Pakbeng Mekong bridge structure

 

Mekong River Bridge at Pakbeng Construction

Mekong River Bridge at Pakbeng Construction

 

Pakbeng Mekong progress

Pakbeng Mekong progress

 

379 meter bridge

379 meter bridge

 

workers take a break to test out the survey vehicle

workers take a break to test out the survey vehicle

 

Paklay Mekong bridge

Paklay Mekong bridge

 

Nasak Khokhaodo Mekong Bridge Project

Nasak Khokhaodo Mekong Bridge Project

 

Paklay bridge plan

Paklay bridge plan

 

Paklay Ferry soon obsolete

Paklay Ferry soon obsolete

 

Nasak Khokhaodo Bridge

Nasak Khokhaodo Bridge

 

Aug 182013
 
Road 001-F improvement

Road 001-F improvement

Only in Laos will you ever see a sign like this..

Only in Laos will you ever see a sign like this..

 

Ban Khockhao Do

Ban Khockhao Do

road-sign

499 Louangnamtha!

499 Louangnamtha!

 

 

Road 15 Samouay

Road 15 Samouay

 

Thanlang junction Railway station

Thanlang junction Railway station

 

Monoliths of an ancient time only 1 km Plaines De Jars

Monoliths of an ancient time only 1 km Plaines De Jars

 

Xam Tai road marker

Xam Tai road marker

 

Dan is the word for border crossing in Lao, Vietnamese border is only 10 ks

Dan is the word for border crossing in Lao, Vietnamese border is only 10 ks

 

Ban Dong Xepon

Ban Dong Xepon

 

Hmong New Year Festival Phou Khoun Northern Laos

Hmong New Year Festival Phou Khoun Northern Laos

 

High in the grasslands Muang Sing District

High in the grasslands Muang Sing District

 

Nam Ngum 5 Damsite Access Road Marker

Nam Ngum 5 Damsite Access Road Marker

 

Km 11 Ban Xinxai

Km 11 Ban Xinxai

 

HouayXay

HouayXay

 

Phou Lao and only 59 Ks to get a decent meal

Phou Lao and only 59 Ks to get a decent meal

 

AAA Army road

AAA Army road

 

Nong Het door to Vietnam

Nong Het door to Vietnam

 

20-km

Old Road Oudamxay

Old Road Oudamxay

dienbeinphu

Id-00

Road to Vietnam, bike rental Laos

Road to Vietnam, bike rental Laos

bike-rental-laos
pou-khoun

Savannakhet 169 kilometers

Savannakhet 169 kilometers

Dein Bien Phu

Dein Bien Phu

Xay District Oudomxay

Xay District Oudomxay

Phou Khoun Road 7

Phou Khoun Road 7

 

PakTha

PakTha

 

On the Brink of Border crossing

On the Brink of Border crossing

 

1507

 

xeingkok

xeingkok

 

100 Kms to Attapue

100 Kms to Attapeu

 

American Road Old Marker

American Road Old Marker

 

Donexia on Road 1-B

Donexia on Road 1-B

 

Nam Ngeun Immigration

Nam Ngeun Immigration

 

Road Marker  on the way to the Secret War road

Road Marker on the way to the Secret War road

Houay Xai 202

Houay Xai 202

 

Savannakhet 32 K

Savannakhet 32 K

 

Kilometer 113

Kilometer 113

 

Na Teuy 19 ks

Na Teuy 19 ks

 

NR 1-E Gnommalath

NR 1-E Gnommalath

 

Road 13-N Pakmong

Road 13-N Pakmong

 

Road 1-D Central Laos

Road 1-D Central Laos

 

Chalernxai on the Ho Chi Minh tral southern Laos

Chalernxai on the Ho Chi Minh tral southern Laos

 

The rapidly changing valley of Hongsa once fertile rice growing

The rapidly changing valley of Hongsa once fertile rice growing

 

Road 17 Muang Sing

Road 17 Muang Sing

 

Panghai Chinese Border Checkpoint

Panghai Chinese Border Checkpoint

Chinese Border 4 kms

Chinese Border 4 kms

 

 

Phonsavan along winding and wonderful road 7 interesting villages and great views along this route

Phonsavan along winding and wonderful road 7 interesting villages and great views along this route

 

The rapidly changing valley of Hongsa once fertile rice growing valley is home to a 3 billion dollar lignite power plant

Xayoboury home of the anual Elephant festival and jumping off point to the mighty Mekong Dam

 

Boten Road 4

Boten Road 4

 

Road 11-C

Road 11-C

 

450 Year Road Vientiane Povince

450 Year Road Vientiane Povince

 

1-I Attepue

1-I Attepue

 

5101 Phameuang

5101 Phameuang

 

Saisetha road 1-I

Saisetha road 1-I

 

Road 13 South Veungkham

Road 13 South Veungkham

 

Thonepeung Goldend triangle

Thonepeung Goldend triangle

Road 1-I Paksong

Road 1-I Paksong

 

Khangkay road marker

Khangkay road marker

 

Attepue

Attepue

 

Viengthong

Viengthong

 

28-A-sepon-mine-special-road

28-A-sepon-mine-special-road

 

Road 12 Gnommalath

Road 12 Gnommalath

 

Thakhek

Thakhek

naka

 

Road 7 Nam Chat

Road 7 Nam Chat

 

18 B on a smokey summer day

18 B on a smokey summer day

 

km 219 Road 1 C

km 219 Road 1 C

 

Meuang Phieng Road 4

Meuang Phieng Road 4

meutor

 

Road 4505 Vientiane Province Upgrade to Partially paved

Road 4505 Vientiane Province Upgrade to Partially paved

May 272013
 

newheader

vietnam

casket2

Rolling Thunder 2013 Washington DC

 

small-car

Rolling Thunder 2013 Washington DC

Laosgpsmap-truckpaint

LaosGPSmap Rolling Thunder 2013

 

bike-truck

Rolling Thunder 2013 Washington DC

bridge-harley

LaosGPSmap Rolling Thunder

 

flag-harley

LaosGPSmap Rolling Thunder 2013 Washington DC

 

parade

LaosGPSmap Rolling Thunder 2013 Washington DC

 

handshake

LaosGPSmap Rolling Thunder 2013 Washington DC

 

red-harley

LaosGPSmap Rolling Thunder 2013 Washington DC

 

rolling-thunder-monument

LaosGPSmap Rolling Thunder 2013 Washington DC

 

vietnam-truck

LaosGPSmap Rolling Thunder 2013 Washington DC

 

mia-truk

LaosGPSmap Rolling Thunder 2013 Washington DC

 

aqua-harley

LaosGPSmap Rolling Thunder 2013 Washington DC

 

big-flag

LaosGPSmap Rolling Thunder 2013 Washington DC

wheel

LaosGPSmap Rolling Thunder 2013 Washington DC

 

motorcade

LaosGPSmap Rolling Thunder 2013 Washington DC

 

geico-bike

LaosGPSmap Rolling Thunder 2013 Washington DC

 

cage-man

LaosGPSmap Rolling Thunder 2013 Washington DC

 

the-wall2

Laosgpsmap The wall

 

the-wall-2

Vietnam Vet pointing out the names of commrads KIA

 

rubbing2

Rubbing on “The Wall”

 

the-wall-rubbing

Rubbing on “The Wall”

 

May 232013
 
tango-web-may

Article in Royal Thai Airforce Magazine, LaosGPSmap was approached by Captain Sarisporn, who was an Air America Chopper pilot, 1957-1970, to write an article for the  Royal Thai Air Force Magazine which will run for 3 consecutive issues this is the second of the three print runs. The magazine is owned by the,Foundation for Preservation and Development of Thai Aircraft in Bangkok. This article is re-published in our magazine for younger generation
to know what happened in the past.
Captain Sarisporn

 

tango-web

Article in Royal Thai Airforce magazine, LaosGPSmap

 

Tango-web-2,-May-2013-2

LaosGPSmap tango reprint article

 

last-Tango-Mag,-May-2013-1

LaosGPSmap tango reprint article

 

May 222013
 
mekong-dam-sign

Mekong dam sign

 

infrastructure-project

Mekong Dam Infrastructure project

 

Mekong-dam1

Mekong Dam Infrastructure project

 

Mekong-dam-2

Mekong Dam Infrastructure project

 

mekong-dam3

Mekong Dam Infrastructure project

 

mekong-dam-3

Mekong Dam Infrastructure project

 

mekong-dam5

Mekong Dam Infrastructure project

 

mekong-dam6

Mekong Dam Infrastructure project

 

mekong-dam-night

Mekong Dam Infrastructure project

Mekong-dam-location

Map Mekong Dam Location

mekong-dam-road

Mekong Dam Infrastructure project

 

tuk-tuk-truck

Mekong Dam Infrastructure project

 

wreck

Mekong Dam Infrastructure project

 

May 012013
 
Ladies pulling large dugout canoe accross the river, personal service ferry for 10,000 kip

Ladies pulling large dugout canoe accross the river, personal service ferry for 10,000 kip

Nam Kong bridge for Motorcyce loggers! Ho Chi Minh Trail

Nam Kong bridge for Motorcyce loggers! Ho Chi Minh Trail

Road 10 bridge over the Nam Ngum, locals take a first look.

Road 10 bridge over the Nam Ngum, locals take a first look.

Trimaran bike ferry

Trimaran bike ferry

Nam Ngum bridge completed

Nam Ngum bridge completed

Bamboo bridge Boualapha district Southern Laos

Bamboo bridge Boualapha district Southern Laos

 

laosgpsmap-mekong-crossing

Mekong river crossing at Thaduea

 

Full ferry Nam Moen river Central Laos

Full ferry Nam Moen river Central Laos

 

Nam Moen river ferry crossing

Nam Moen river ferry crossing

 

Mekong Ferry Houay Xai

Mekong Ferry Houay Xai

 

Mekong-water-crossing-Lao

Barge ferry Mounlapamok Chamapsak province

 

Houay Tok Lok suspension bridge in the Xepian protected area

Houay Tok Lok suspension bridge in the Xepian protected area

 

Houay Tok Lok suspension bridge Southern Laos

Houay Tok Lok suspension bridge Southern Laos

 

Xapian river crossing on 18 A Southern Laos

Xapian river crossing on 18 A Southern Laos

 

Xe Bangchieng river crossing

Xe Bangchieng river crossing

 

Xieng Kouang suspension bridge

Xieng Kouang suspension bridge

 

New suspension bridge over Nam Khain

New suspension bridge over Nam Khain

 

Nam Song toll bridge at Vang Vieng Laos

Nam Song toll bridge at Vang Vieng Laos

 

Dangerous crossing better to take your chances swimming

Dangerous crossing better to take your chances swimming

 

Carry accross Thasi Central Laos

Carry across Thasi Central Laos

 

Mekong ferry at Louangprabang Laos

Mekong ferry at Louangprabang Laos

 

Nam Phak suspension bridge at Moung Khoun on the Nam Ou river

Nam Phak suspension bridge at Moung Khoun on the Nam Ou river

 

Ferry ride Nam Ngum lake

Ferry ride Nam Ngum lake

 

Bamboo bridge M Paxia Louangprabang province

Bamboo bridge M Paxia Louangprabang province

Elegant bamboo bridge Moung Khoun district Northern Laos

Elegant bamboo bridge Moung Khoun district Northern Laos

 

Nam Phak suspension bridge

Nam Phak suspension bridge

 

Narrow suspension bridge

Narrow suspension bridge

 

 dangerous river crossing pole power through the rapiids


dangerous river crossing pole power through the rapiids

 

Nam Ou river at Ban Donkham

Nam Ou river at Ban Donkham

 

Mekong-water-crossing-Lao

Barge ferry Mounlapamok Chamapsak province

 

Stick bridge Kaluem district

Stick bridge Kaluem district

 

Nam Heung Ford and motorcycle bridge

Nam Heung Ford and motorcycle bridge

 

Just completed and opened Mekong bridge at Thadua

Just completed and opened Mekong bridge at Thadua

Car ferry Nam Ngum river Laos

Car ferry Nam Ngum river Laos

 

Motorcycle ferry with thatch roof

Motorcycle ferry with thatch roof