National Geographic : 1951 Apr
486 National Geographic Photographer W. Robert Mooire The Nam Khan Twists Through Tumbled Hills of Laos Toward Its Union with theMekong atLuang Prabang Dreamy, misty Laos escapes the worst aspects of Viet Nam's fratricidal civil war. This is its dry season, when sandbars lieexposed and boatmen have nodifficulty poling the narrow channel. Tall areca palms, source of betel nut, line the shores. For an artist's viewofthe Nam Khan, turn topage 480.