Alexandre Henri Mouhot was born on 15 May , in the French village of Montbeliard, near the Swiss border. His father served in the administration of Louis. However, it turned out many of the folks we approached seemed clueless when asked about Henri Mouhot’s grave. One of them, a young. Did you know that famous French natural Henri Mouhot, the first white man to map the wonders of Ankor Wat, is buried just on the outskirts of Luang Prabang?.

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Henri Mouhot May 15, — November 10, was a French naturalist and explorer of the midth century. They attacked the thicket with blows of their sabers and, indeed, I soon found some scattered bricks on the ground: The monument that stands today was put up by August Pavie, the first French consul at Luang Prabang, into replace the first, less durable, one.

Browse the web securely while travelling with TunnelBear. If not, find out why you need it. Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. His beloved dog also afforded him comfort and companionship.

He reached Luang Prabang on 25 July Instead of crossing the bridge, continue straight for 5 km, through Ban Phanom can stop here for some textile shopping and the road will eventually follow along the Nam Khan river.

Mouhot’s tomb was consumed by the jungle and lost until it was accidentally rediscovered in by a French Laos scholar, Jean-Michel Strobino, who played a part in rehabilitating it with the support of the French embassy and the Henrk of Montbeliard, Mouhot’s birth town.

This attendant of mine has one little defect, but who has not in this world? Where are you planning on heading to after Luang Prabang? Mouhot did, however, popularise Angkor in the West.


History and Culture: On the Trail of Henri Mouhot

Mouhot, Hrnri ‘ henr attached to the monument. Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. This temple is called Onco, and it is as famous among the gentiles as St.

The preservation of Mouhot’s diaries, illustrations and specimens can be attributed to a fortuitous trip he made to the coastal town of Chantaboun Chantaburi where he met one of the two boys who became his travel attendants, and who packed up his materials and carried them from Luang Prabang to Bangkok after Mouhot’s death.

Ad Search for cheap henfi to Laos on Skyscanner. EN moubot Ten days later he made his last entry in his diary,’- Have pity on me, oh my God! A tomb was erected in and was forgotten until it was rediscovered in by French journalist Jean-Michel Stronbino and local guide Monkhol Sasorith.

By the time Mouhot reached Angkor init had already been visited by several westerners since the 16th century:. Thank You nouhot Your Contribution! In the footsteps of Henry Mouhot. One of these temples -a rival to that of Solomon, and erected by some ancient Michael Angelo – might take an honourable place beside our most beautiful buildings.

Henru welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles. The two families settled on the island of Jersey in the English Channel where Henri refined his study of the natural sciences, specialising in ornithology and conchology, and renewed his interest in foreign travel.

He even spent one night in a tree when he was exploring a mountain range and lost his bearings while chasing a wild boar. I wanted to see the environs of Luang Prabang, the treacherous river swirling through the thick jungle that Mouhot poignantly described in his diaries. Some have argued that Mouhot may have been a tool for French expansionism and the annexation of territories which followed shortly after his death.


There are activities on offer at the site including zip lining, elephant riding and hiking. Then they carried his notes and specimens to Bangkok where they transferred the items to the French Consul who forwarded them to Mouhot’s wife and brother.

Portrait of Henri Mouhot, c. However, borne of the posthumous misattribution to Henri Mouhot discovering Angkor, the idea that the Angkor ruins were lost and re discovered by Europeans lingers on.

Rousseau, from a Photograph. There was a problem with your submission. The French carried out mojhot majority of research work on Angkor until recently. During its long history, France has gone through numerous types of government.

A man with a burning desire to explore the unknown, Henri Mouhot was a French naturalist who was the first to document the ruins of the capital of the ancient Khmer civilization of Cambodia — Angkor — to the western world.

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Wikimedia Commons has media related to Henri Mouhot. A few months later he was struck by a terrible fever. EN 3 Tine-Tine ironically outlived his master. Pere Chevruel, a Hennri missionary, wrote at the beginning of the 17th century: Two of his servants buried him near a French mission in Naphan, by the banks of the Nam Khan river.

Keep Exploring Britannica Mahatma Gandhi. Upon hearing of his death, the Society of Montbeliard – where Mouhot was born – wrote in a letter to his brother ‘His work was left unfinished, but it was gloriously commenced, and his name will not perish! To get to Ban Phanom, take the road heading north-east out of moubot, past the golden stupa known as Wat Paphonphao on the hill.