Putting faces to places

14 Jun 2012  595 | World Travel News

Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort presents Peoples Of The Mekong, a photo exhibition held as part of the Mekong Tourism Forum 2012, which aims to tie the destination as a true gateway to the Mekong to represent a cultural discovery.

Steeped rich in history, the Greater Mekong Sub-region that includes Yunnan, China, Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam, is a very diverse region inhabited by more than 200 ethnic minority groups.

Each group has its own lifestyle and culture that are distinctively different from one another and mainstream populations. Their traditional tribal lifestyles, cultures and beliefs are the constant subject of interest for many visiting the region today.

The exhibition showcases the photography of Kees Sprengers from the Netherlands and Blue Johnson from the US. Both photographers have spent many years in northern Laos and northern Thailand.

The body of work covers many of the major ethnic groups such as Lanten, Khmu, Akha, Karen, Lisu, Muser, Hmong, Yao and many more.

Sourced: Bangkok Post