• Boat races: Ferris wheels

    From this shot it can be seen that the Ferris wheels are set up right at the edge of Fa Ngum Road, which runs along the Mekong waterfront in downtown Vientiane.

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  • Boat races: nighttime

    The Mekong River shore is festive during the boat races, especially at night.

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  • Boat races: Ferris wheels

    A view from the banks of the Mekong looking up toward the fair.

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  • Boat races--nighttime

    Halpern was lucky enough to witness both the boat race festival and the That Luang festival during his last visit to Laos. Both feature much neon as they continue into the night.

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  • Boat races: Ferris wheels

    Here are four Ferris wheels arranged side by side. Each is topped with the flag of the Kingdom of Laos.

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