Mekong river floods Vientiane, Laos, North-East Thailand

I was looking forward to going to Vientiane, the capital of Laos, one of my favorite cities, after wrapping up my art show this month, but it’s flooded!

What six months ago looked like this:

Now looks like this:

Here are some bloggers in Vientiane reporting on the floods:

Apocalypse Laos has pictures and videos of the floods.
Peter Evans, a telecoms researcher in Vientianehas good descriptions of what is going on.
Quaking blog has some photos of the flood prevention efforts

Unusually hard rains have led to very high levels for the Mekong river, which has now flooded Laos, North-Eastern Thailand, and more floods are predicted as the swell of water moves down the Mekong.

Vientiane is one of my favorite cities in the world, so I really hope that the city, along with its lovely people will be ok.

1 Response to “Mekong river floods Vientiane, Laos, North-East Thailand”


  1. 1 US Visa Thailand August 18, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    yes mormally Khong river will float in raining seoson (around june-october) and then it will become dry again untill April you can play walk at the Khong’s beach. Now my friends in Nongkhai and Lao said is floting.


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