[ border towns ]

Located at the border of China and Laos is the most un-Lao thing you’ve ever seen: casinos; brothels; 15 story buildings – skyscrapers. The area is open from 4 PM until 4 AM and at all other hours it is a true ghost town. The prostitutes are Lao and Chinese who come from the poorest villages near the border. Although it is still Laos, the languages are Chinese, the currency is the yuan, and the profit goes to China.

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One Response to [ border towns ]

  1. Lang says:

    I have heard about this casino and really sad to see those photos, it not look like Lao PDR at all.
    I don’t understand why my government have to rent that property to China? then how can they educate Lao populations not gambling…

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