This building is located in Ban Kuanluang Neua, the neighborhood where recent Chinese immigrants have settled, near the evening market of Thong Khan Kham. It's a bustling commercial center. To get this shot I literally had to set up the tripod inside a store selling machinery parts. I asked the young couple managing the store, in my barely passable Lao, if it was OK for me to set up the tripod. Their blank expression immediately told me they weren’t Lao. Officials estimate this village to be made up of two thirds foreign-born residents—mostly Chinese but also Vietnamese and Thai.