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burning season 2015

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burning season 2015

I have read a few threads about the smoke and poor air quality during the annual burning season.

However a lot of the info is in old threads so I was wondering when exactly it is likely to be this year?

We are planning to be in LP next month but haven't yet finalised the dates so this info may influence our itinerary

Vientiane, Laos
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1. Re: burning season 2015

It is the same few months every year - the dry season Dec-March mainly. Info on old threads will still be valid.

Personally it has never bothered me and I visit LP most dry seasons, as well as further north where there is much more burning than around the LP area. I certainly wouldn't let it affect your itinerary unless you suffer from respiratory illness.

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2. Re: burning season 2015

Just wanted to report back that we were in Luang Prabang 9-13 Feb 2015 and didn't see any burning!

Welikada, Sri Lanka
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3. Re: burning season 2015

No visible burning here in Luang Prabang but the air is quite hazy and if you're here to see a clear sunset, it will be difficult.

Luang Prabang, Laos
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4. Re: burning season 2015

Well, there's different types of burning--from burning of fields and forrested hillsides to people burning their yard trash. Yes it's hazy but makes for eery orange orb as the sun sets. As previously noted by blue cramp, it can present a problem if one's got respiratory issues.

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