Mekong Sunsets

They say warm weather is conducive to spectacular sunsets.

But that doesn’t explain why the sunsets on the Mekong were so much more memorable than any I have witnessed in the subcontinent…..and there have been many. I am a West coast girl remember?

Whatever the reason, those moments spent in anticipation of the radiant feast of days end, shall remain some of the most enduring memories of our recent trip.

Sunset from the pier, Luang Prabang
Mount Phou Si
Sunset from Mount Phou Si, Luang Prabang
Sunset from Mount Phou Si, Luang Prabang
Mount Phou Si
Sunset from Mount Phou Si, Luang Prabang
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Sunset from Mount Phou Si, Luang Prabang
Sunset over Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodiai
Sunset over Tonle Sap Lake, Kampong Pluck, Cambodia
Sunset, Tonle Sap
Sunset over Tonle Sap Lake, Kampong Pluck, Cambodia

TheΒ slideshowΒ below attempts to capture our awe, as the sun slowly slipped into the horizon, in a ball of molten gold…..and the twilight sky blushed amber for a moment, before dusk claimed it as its own!

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“…….And the artist drops his
pencil, and weeps in mute despair,
For he cannot paint the glory
That lies in the sunset there.”
~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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Madhu is an Interior designer turned travel blogger on a long sabbatical to explore the world. When not crafting stories on The Urge To Wander, she's probably Tweeting @theurgetowander or sharing special moments on

78 thoughts on “Mekong Sunsets

    1. Thank you Imelda.
      The last one is a slideshow that shows the entire spectacle. Have a feeling most people missed it πŸ™‚

  1. The poem captures the essence of a sunset as well as your photos. These are stunning, Madhu, and remind me of places I would like to revisit.

  2. Your sunset moments must have made you feel that all was good in the world. Very beautiful.

  3. BEAUTIFUL!!!! I’m so excited about seeing the MΓͺkong in August!!! πŸ™‚ Beautiful blog by the way… Glad to have found it. xx

  4. Spectacular photos! We were in Cambodia (Phom Penh & Siem Reap) last year and unfortunately did not get to witness such gorgeous sunset.

  5. I loved the slideshow. Thenk you, Madhu. The cynical might say that beautiful sunsets are the result of pollution. But, I will say “nay” and delight in their beauty. Whether I’ve lived in the northeast U.S., or the southeast U.S., the sunsets have always been phenomenal.

  6. Absolutely magnificent. Thanks for always taking time to click the like button on the blog. Your photographs are beautiful.

  7. Must have missed this post – those sunsets are magical … wow. My favorite is the one with the blue. Hard to pick this time.

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