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In Luang Prabang, at the Mekong margin, while some were trainning for the anual boat race, others were occupied in their daily life tasks. It seems that the sandy margins of this mighty river are good for growing crops, and the river itself comes in handy to water them. These margins are actually submerged for a part of the year, and are in fact a part of the river bed.
It was quite odd to see this use of the river margins/bed. This is happening virtually in the midle of the city, and the "fields" are not fenced. There is nothing to indicate that they are private fields, and in fact I had the feeling that they were not: It looked like a "first come, first served" system.

WS1 - transporting the free water, after collecting it

WS2 - watering and sowing

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