We stayed here the night before we put on the Moon Gorge of the Mekong. This is the site of a shrine built in honor of those who died trying to climb the 22, 700 ft. Kawa Karpo Mountain in the early 90's. Much of this region is inhabited by Tibetan people. Kawa Karpo is a sacred Tibetan peak, and it is now illegal to climb there. These photos were taken just before sunrise.