Champasak & the Bolaven Plateau

Few visitors to Laos stray beyond Luang Prabang and Vientiane. But the south of the country offers some of Laos' most stunning scenery, and the Bolaven Plateau in particular is one of the great travel experiences of Southeast Asia, a region of coffee plantations, forests, waterfalls and hilltribe villages who rarely if ever meet foreigners. These pictures were taken in Champasak, Pakse and the Bolaven in 2011.