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“Mysterious Mekong:” A journey through the heart of Indochina

August 9, 2014 Destination ASEAN, Headline News No Comments Email Email

egtmedia59An exhibition of photographs by Reinhard Hohler will be organized by the new established Alliance Francaise in Chiang Rai, Northern Thailand,starting on August 29.

The unique collection of photos is featuring the Mekong River, the longest river in Southeast Asia, which is more and more threatened by the building of dams and industrial development schemes. Untitled

Through his photographs, Reinhard Hohler attempts to give the visitor an in-depth perspective on the different geographical, historical and economic aspects of the Mekong River, which runs through the heart of Indo-China. The river should be protected accordingly.

The 72 photographs highlight the landscapes and sceneryseen during an expedition in November 2002, which started in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan/China, passing through Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia, before ending in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam. The exhibition includes photos marking the group’s visit to the gravesite of the famous French explorer Henri Mouhot in Luang Prabang, the transfer of the group’s hovercraft around the scenic Khone Falls on the Lao-Cambodia border, as well as aside trip to the ruins of Angkor in Cambodia and Oc Eo in Viet Nam.

When the expedition had finally arrived in the Mekong Delta of Viet Nam, there was the first continuous navigation of the Mekong River successfully completed.

Reinhard Hohler, 63,is an experienced tour director and media travel consultant on the Greater Mekong Sub-region. He was born in Karlsruhe/Germany, a port on Europe’s Rhine River. After studying geology in his hometown and ethnology, geography and political science at Heidelberg University, Reinhard Hohlermoved to Thailand and lives in Chiang Mai since 1987.

Venue: Central Plaza in Chiang Rai, Northern Thailand

Written by : Reinhard Hohler

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