Nong Khiaw View by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Almost everyone who has ventured into Northern Laos will praise its beauty and serenity. For those who want escape overcrowd tracks undiscovered by backpackers North is completely alluring. Located only four hours from Luang Prabang is one of the jewels of this region, Nong Khiaw (also spelt Kiau, Kiew).
Nong Khiaw is situated on the Nam Ou river which flows into the Mekong further South and gives a great introduction to the idealistic atmosphere of Northern Laos.

COOLPIX P900 with 35-1200mm| Exposure 1/500sec @ f/6.3 | ISO 400 | Focal Length 214mm

Award Winner
Photo of the Day

Award Date
November 24, 2018



Value 11
Clarity 11
Composition 14
Style 11
Skill 11

Award Category
Travel Photography

Photograph Location
Nong Khiaw, North Laos

Born in 1963, Ryszard Wierzbicki is a graduate of University of Gdańsk in Poland, and completed his master degree of Social Sciences in Children Care Education in 1992. He worked in an orphanage and four other companies, where he served the positions of Educator, Marketing Specialist, and Sales & Marketing Manager in various branches including child care, dentistry, orthodontics, and IT. Apart from his regular jobs he continued developing his Scuba Diving qualification resulted as an instructor level in PADI. After emigrating to UK in 2006, he began his real travel and photography experience. He loves to explore South-East Asia, where he volunteers occasionally with Stu and the Kids charity organization of Thai and Burmese Orphans ( He established two forums for active travelers and photographers named Instant Travelling ( and World Around ( in 2010. Changed to an ironed suit and laptop for cargo trousers, hoodie jacket, and knapsack, Ryszard have been managing freely the passion of photography, traveling, and scuba diving. He is now self-employed as marketing advisor and tour organizer, happily divorced, and has no kids.

Current Location
Swindon, United Kingdom




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