Novice monks trip in Luang Prabang Laos


Student visit to Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden

4 Jun , 2017  

Students treasure hunting

The Pha Tad Ke Botanical Gardens had an open day and we took some students across the Mekong River and downstream a little to these wonderful gardens that were opened about 2 years ago.

Pineapple growing

You can see a diverse range of Lao flora and how people use plants in everyday life. They have a wonder medicinal garden where you can discover what conditions which plants are used for. It is very interesting.

A very hot day in the gardens especially if you have to wear a robe.

They put on a number of activities including a hunt and making items from bamboo. I tried my hand at making a bird, with a little help.

Making a bamboo bird

It is privately funded and they are very supportive of education. They produced a great little book about waste which is fantastic for understanding the impact of waste on the environment.

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