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In idyllic Luang Prabang, locals have few options when they fall ill. A Chinese investor saw the need for a better medical facility and built the Luang Prabang Chinese Hospital in September 2011. Still, getting the locals to understand and accept modern medicine is a struggle. Locals, many poor villagers living in the mountains, prefer to see their witch doctors and only come to the hospital as a last resort. Often, it is where they come to die.
Photographer: Nana Chen
Camera: Nikon D700