Vix & Alan's S.E.Asia Travel Blog travel blog

Monks in the mist

Family scooter

The main street in Luang Prabang

Baguettes and brolleys

Daily life in Luang Prabang

high Street, Luang Prabang

Typical architecture

another example of the lovely buildings

monks quarters

Productive rice terraces on the banks of the Mekong

The never-open Royal Palace Museum

Tree of Life

Amazing green water

Vix @ Kuang Si

Alan @ Kuang Si

Wat Xieng Thong, Buddha

Wat Xieng Thong, another Buddha

Kuang Si

On the way to Kuang Si

Feeding the poor little cats and dog


We hugely enjoyed Luang Prabang

which is a beautiful, laid-back town (pop 26,000).

The only drawback was, as a World Heritage place (since 1995), it had been made impossible to hire a motorbike. This didn't matter as the city itself was entirely walkable, but to venture beyond, we had to join a tour, which we did when we visited the Kuang Si Waterfalls.

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We spent several days just wandering around. We did try to see the Royal Museum

but it always seemed to be closed when we tried. We did, however, succeed in visiting a most beautiful temple over 500 years old - Wat Xieng Thong.

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The town retains a very French colonial feel, as well as food influences



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