fun at the Nam Khan River

2015-03-27 fun at the Nam Khan river by Melissa Crossett (1 of 9)

Like we said in our post about biking, Luang Prabang is the place where the Nam Khan River meets the mighty Mekong.  Most people have heard about the Mekong.  It’s a pretty impressive river.  Here in Luang Prabang, it’s already pretty big and moves quite fast – a little bit intimidating.  But we’ve also got the Nam Khan, which is a little more tame and friendly.  There are beautiful sandy beaches for the girls to play on (although, littered with the occasional broken bottle that we try to avoid.)2015-03-27 fun at the Nam Khan river by Melissa Crossett (2 of 9)  During the dry season there are two charming bamboo bridges that visitors cross for a fee.  You can see a couple pictures of them on our Instagram feed (as well as many other’s tourist’s instagram that visit here!)2015-03-27 fun at the Nam Khan river by Melissa Crossett (4 of 9) 2015-03-27 fun at the Nam Khan river by Melissa Crossett (5 of 9)

The girls have fun collecting river weed on sticks just like the local kids.  The river weed here is dried in sheets and fried for a snack.  It’s one of our favorites.2015-03-27 fun at the Nam Khan river by Melissa Crossett (6 of 9)

We also had fun one day catching tadpoles with the plan to take them home and watch them grow into frogs.  We should have done some internet research first, though, as we ended up killing them because of our negligence.  We’re read up on frog raising now so we won’t be making the same mistakes next time.2015-03-27 fun at the Nam Khan river by Melissa Crossett (7 of 9) 2015-03-27 fun at the Nam Khan river by Melissa Crossett (8 of 9)The Nam Khan has been a great place for us to go if we have a free hour or two and want to relax while the girls play and explore.  We’ve talked about swimming in it but haven’t yet.  2015-03-27 fun at the Nam Khan river by Melissa Crossett (9 of 9)Where do you go to chill out when you get the chance?

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2 thoughts on “fun at the Nam Khan River”

  1. What fun adventures! And such beautiful pictures of the family and scenery. Our girls like to explore in the woods. They took turns jumping into the “navigable waterway” this past weekend and came in covered with mud & water. So much fun and such a mess all at the same time.

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  2. Beautiful and relaxing! We love doing the same thing at the lake, but it won’t be warm enough for another month or two…unless we wear wet suits. 😉

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