Travel Photos: Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang, located in the North of Laos on the Mekong River, was a nice change of pace after the craziness of Cambodia. It’s a UNESCO world heritage site so there are no big trucks or buses and very few cars, just a whole lot of motorbike traffic.

The place is definitely geared towards tourism, and it felt a bit like the number of tourists outweighed the locals, not to mention it was one of the more expensive places we visited by South East Asian standards. Despite that, I have to say I definitely fell in love with Luang Prabang, it’s charm and pace were incredibly endearing and compared to the rest of South East Asia it’s very laid-back and a lot slower, making it the perfect place to spend a week or two.

Wat Xieng Thong

Wat Xieng Thong

Fermenting rice wine

Fermenting rice wine

Buddha statues in the Pak Ou Caves

Buddha statues in the Pak Ou Caves

Monks participating in the early morning Alms giving ceremony

Buddhist Monks lined up for the early morning Alms Giving Ceremony

Kuang Si Falls

Kuang Si Falls

You can see the rest of my Luang Prabang photos over on my Flickr account.

L xx


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