Luang Prabang is one of the most beautiful places in South East Asia. Surrounded by mountains and two rivers, Mekong and Tam Khan, it has spectacular views and lots of trekking routes to explore.
The whole town is the UNESCO Heritage site, which itself is an extraordinary fact.
To me the houses of Luang Prabang were the biggest attraction and I just couldn't stop and admire them every few steps.
The main street of the town is charming. It is lined up with shops, bars and restaurants all in a colonial style, similar to each other, without neon signs and all marked with just wooden name boards.
|One of the houses in Luang Prabang|
Luang Prabang was just what I expected from an Asian town: small, quiet roads, with motorcycles passing through, palm trees lining the pavements, monks walking by, and a feel of relaxation and calmness.
|A quiet side street in town|
|A temple in Luang Prabang|
|Royal Funeral Chapel|
|The temple, next to the Royal Museum|
|Crazy about the Asian food|
|Oh, how I miss all these|
|Enjoying the food in a very posh surroundings|
|Not sure about the freshness of the product here...|
|A bar overviewing the river|
More photos from Luang Prabang:
|A small shrine, next to a temple|
|Luang Prabang by night|
|A very exotic view - the main street in Luang Prabang|
About Luang Prabang:
-It is the capital of the Luang Prabang province
-There are over 50,000 people living in the town
-You can get there by taking a bus or a mini van from Vientiane, or fly from Bangkok to the Luang Prabang International Airport
-There are plenty of hostels and hotels around the town. I paid around 100,000 K for a double room, with bathroom and air con
-The town is also famous for the morning alms, when orange robed monks line the streets and collect food from the locals. The sad fact is that tourists almost fight over the best spots to view the alms, pushing through the locals and showing a general lack of respect. That was the reason of why I didn't go to see it. I preferred to witness it in a quiet town in Burma.