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Mysterious Naga Fireballs in the Mekong River

Mysterious Naga Fireballs in the Mekong River

There is a strange phenomena that occurs every year in the Mekong River along the boundary between Thailand and Laos. This unexplained event is known in Thai as บั้งไฟพญานาค bang-fai phaya-nak, or the “Naga Fireballs”. The Naga is a mythical serpent of Indian and Southeast Asian legends. They are similar to dragons and occupy a

Luang Prabang – the never ending exploration

Luang Prabang – the never ending exploration

If there is a place that I choose to come back in South East Asia, it will be Luang Prabang. The little town up North of Laos, beside its history, beauty, the quietness, calmness, there is one more thing that I couldn’t pass: The Grilled Fish. It is naturally – becomes a signature dish along

Thoi Son Island

Thoi Son Island

Thoi Son Island, accessible by a 45-minute boat ride on the Mekong River from Mytho City, is located in Chau Thanh District, Tien Giang Province. The path through the island is bordered with fruit trees bearing plums, mangoes, and longans. All of that changed, however, in the early 1990s when the provincial government decided to

The mekong River of Life and Culture

The mekong River of Life and Culture

The Mekong River originates from the Tibetan plateau, the Tanggula range in Qinghai province of China. Two stretches border Thailand and Laos. The upper section forms the borderline between Chiang Rai province of Thailand and Bo Keo province of Laos, and the lower section borders six Thai provinces of Loei, Nong Khai, Nakhon Phanom, Mukdahan,

Mekong river – Chau Doc

chau-doc

Chau Doc’s long history is closely connected with extraordinary stories related to the Sam Mountain Lady (Ba Chua Xu Nui Sam) and remarkable events in guarding the country such as motivating residents to build Vinh Te canal. In addition, Chau Doc is the place where you can go further than usual into the culture of

The Mekong Delta

The Mekong Delta

The Mekong Delta forms both the far southern region of Vietnam and one of country’s two main ricebowls. Dominated by the Mekong River and its many tributaries, the surrounding lands are comprised of low lying rice paddies and the rivers are bordered by dense mangroves and palms. The tributaries of the hectic Mekong River highway