In this third episode, Sue reaches Laos, one of the poorest and least developed of all the Mekong nations. She visits Luang Prabang, a beautiful town which was once the Royal City of Laos and is now a Unesco World Heritage site, famed as the centre of Buddhism.
Sue starts her journey in Vietnam, where she sells noodle soup at a floating market, before visits the tragic Killing Fields of Cambodia. 1/4
As deforestation and wildlife crime strip Cambodia of its last wild places, Sue goes on a raid with the Wildlife Rapid Response Rescue team. 2/4
In Laos, Sue spends time with a fisherman who has set up a restaurant on the beach and learns about the controversial Xayaburi hydro electric dam. 3/4
Sue finds out how modernity is threatening what remains of ancient traditions and beliefs as China decides what's important for the future. 4/4