Cemetery Sunset

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After visiting the Plain of Jars Site #1, we returned to town and decided to go on a sunset walk up to the old Chinese cemetery just north of town. I took Noe up here the previous day and Lori wanted to check it out as well. We don’t see sunsets from hills in Vientiane, so this was a treat — though a good sunset over the Mekong is nothing to sneeze at either.

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Across the valley on a nearby hill stands a large Buddhist shrine.

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From here, we could see all of Phonsavan coated in a layer of evening smoke settling in to the valley from the burning of fields, trash and grilling of meat. Sometimes it seems like Laotians burn just about everything.

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The large obelisk with Chinese inscribed on the front can be seen for miles. Anyone care to translate?

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Noe loves sunsets. I think it reminds him of the gleaming hue of a golden lager against the light.

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Can’t say I envy the residents of this particular hilltop. But I have to admit, they’ve got one heck of a view.

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