Phounoy women harvesting tea Leaves in Phongsaly, Laos. The reason why the tea trees are so large and tall is because they are said to be hundred or even thousand year(s) old. This most northernmost region of Laos is well-known for their high quality Chinese-style green tea. Tea leaves are most often picked by the Phounoy women
Sunset on the Mekong River behind Laotian junk in Luang Prabang, Laos.