Travel & Taste: Laos and Cambodia
January 31, 2013
Full of contrasts, the former French colonies of Laos and Cambodia range from tropical beaches to sun baked plains, rolling hills to forested mountains, and the mighty Mekong River, the main source of transportation for centuries. Both countries teem with wildlife, from elephants and tigers and freshwater dolphins to jungles filled with birds and tropical plant life. While Cambodia is well known for the majestic temples of Angkor Wat, Laos also has significant archaeological sites, including the enigmatic Plain of Jars and the pre-Angkorian ruins of Champasak. Find out about the conservation and social challenges as these countries grapple with how to preserve their biological and cultural heritage in the 21st century.
Location-themed buffet dinner and lecture or lecture only. Pre-registration required for dinner.