Bolaven Plateau / Laos

Bolaven Plateau is a huge area, streching some 10,000km2 out through the mountains, originating from a former volcano. It’s not densly inhabited by hill tribes who belong mostly to the Mon/Khmer linguistic family. The largest tribe are the Laven, after them the plateau is named: ‘Bo Laven’, means ‘home of the Laven’. Until recent years the hill people could still live in their old patterns…

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