Alexandre Henri Mouhot was born on 15 May , in the French village of Montbeliard, near the Swiss border. His father served in the administration of Louis. However, it turned out many of the folks we approached seemed clueless when asked about Henri Mouhot’s grave. One of them, a young. Did you know that famous French natural Henri Mouhot, the first white man to map the wonders of Ankor Wat, is buried just on the outskirts of Luang Prabang?.

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You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind. Above the grave the terrain had caved in. Discover some of the most interesting and trending topics of Most of the packages that you can book through this company offer a private boat mouhoy to Tad Sae Waterfalls. The Living Land Organic Farm. I went at the height of the wet season. It caters for more of the upmarket traveller — with packages on offer that combine elephant riding with private picnics at secluded waterfalls in the jungle.

It is to him a friend, a consoler, a father, a brother; at sight of it the soul expands, and the more you have suffered the better you will love it. Ad Book a cooking class in Luang Prabang and learn to cook your favourite dishes.

Born yenri the mountains, and naturally intelligent, The owner told me he had helped Mouhot’s men bury their master and he proposed to take me to his tomb.

History and Culture: On the Trail of Henri Mouhot

Views Read Edit View history. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Another genri, on the south side, acknowledges both of the French delegations who erected monuments.


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Henri Mouhot’s Grave

Soon after arriving, Commander Doudart de Lagree asked the ruler of Laos for permission to construct a monument over Henri Mouhot’s grave. His writings were collected and published posthumously in a book called Travels in Siam, Cambodia and Laosand began to popularize Angkor in the West. He is remembered mostly in connection to Angkor. A dirt road on the lefthand side goes down to the river to an spot that has been built up with bamboo sala huts that locals like to rent for a lazy afternoon with friends and family.

The Admiral in charge of the expedition, de la Grandiere, believed that France owed ‘recognition and regret to the hardy explorer to whom she had granted neither help nor encouragement when they could have been of use’.

In the summer ofMouhot set out on another pioneering journey, this time to north-eastern Siam and Laos as far north as Luang Prabang. First he went north to Henrk, then to Korat where he visited a Khmer temple, Prasat Phnom Wan, and on to Chaiyapoon, where his trip was aborted by an official who refused to help him obtain oxen or elephants for his journey.

Please note that our editors may make some formatting changes or correct spelling or grammatical errors, and may also contact you if any clarifications are needed. There we commandeered the village chief and three or four Laotians to serve as guides and to open up the path for us.

Just 2 kilometres from the town, Ban Phanom mouhoh home to a group of very gifted weavers who have been making stunning textiles on wooden looms using traditional patterns and techniques for many years.


Bring some lunch and relax by the river afterwards. Henri was a Greek scholar and studied moyhot with the intention of teaching but he also developed interests in the natural sciences and foreign travel at an early age. As more people visit the tomb, the pathway hopefully will be improved, as it is quite slippery after rain; sensible shoes are a must. Later, Spanish missionaries wrote of the ruins at Angkor.

I had the soil carefully cleared from shrubs; I reassembled the bricks; then, remembering that Mouhot was a devout Catholic, I had two young trees cut to make a cross on which I engraved his name. The date of refers to the year the French commission erected the tombstone. The site seemed little changed from Mouhot’s descriptions in his diary, although the access has improved.

He was buried near Luang Prabang, where in a tomb was erected in his honour by the French. It is grander than anything left to us by Greece or Rome, and presents a sad contrast to the state of barbarism in which the nation is now plunged. Soon after arriving he met Bishop Pallegoix who put him in touch with other French Catholic missionaries serving at interior posts.

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The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. Rousseau from a photograph. Rousseau, from a Photograph. The ruler readily agreed and offered to provide the necessary materials.