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One of Khiri’s Tour Guides Enters ASEAN Guide Contest

September 26, 2011 by Khiri Travel |

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Mr Somphong Sakdy one of Khiri Travel’s preferred guides in Laos, has been entered into the 1st ASEAN Tourist Guide Contest in Indonesia, September 24-28, 2011. Somphong was nominated by the Lao National Tourism Administration and is one of only two guides selected to represent Laos in the competition. The contest includes written tests, interviews, a presentation and a test of the entrant’s information technology literacy. The winner will be awarded with a trophy from the ASEAN Secretariat.

Somphong is a Luang Prabang native who began guiding in 1998, before any form of guide training was available in-country. Largely self-taught, he is a well-respected member of the guiding community. He has written a book detailing the stories of the murals of Wat Xieng Thong temple – published by Big Brother Mouse – and is now working on his second book about the murals in Wat Mai, both in Luang Prabang.

Due to his expertise, Somphong often guides groups of prominent US Alumni and museum enthusiasts on heritage trips in Laos for Khiri Travel.

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