Phongsavanh Group welcomed Dr. Thurston of University of Oxford, March 2017

March 2017, Laos

In March 2017, Phongsavanh Group welcomed Dr Caroline Thurston of University of Oxford to Laos. This was Dr. Thurston’s first trip to Laos and Phongsavanh Group was privileged to host Dr Thurston during her visit.

During Dr. Thurston’s visit in Laos, she met with the business representatives of Phongsavanh Group and Phongsavanh Group hosted a traditional ceremony for her over dinner. Apart from visiting Vientiane, the capital city of Laos, Dr. Thurston also visited Luang Prabang, which is the ancient capital of Laos located in the northern region. Dr. Thurston went on sightseeing tours and took this chance to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Laos. During her sightseeing, Dr. Thurston participated in Lao famous cultural activity (giving alms to the monks) and also interacted with the local Laotians to understand more about the Lao culture and people.

Phongsavanh Bank members and Dr. Thurston

Phongsavanh Bank members and Dr. Thurston

Lao Traditional Ceremony

Dr. Thurston at Town of Luang Prabang, a famous UNESCO heritage site in Laos

Dr. Thurston giving alms to the monks

Dr. Thurston at Xieng Khuan (Buddha Park)

Dr. Thurston interacting with local students at Buddha Park

Elephants are sacred animals of Laos

Kuang Si Waterfall

Khao Poon (spicy rice vermicelli soup), a Lao delicacy


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