Laos: Luang Prabang

My final destination in Laos was Luang Prabang in the northern part of the country. The name of the town means “Royal Buddha Image.” This is because of many Buddhist temples and monasteries around.

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Very calm little side street.

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Local fruit market.

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And local spicy noodle soup.

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The Royal Palace.

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Another little street leading to the Mekong river.

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Accidentally stumbled upon at the UNESCO heritage zone (Heuanchanh Heritage House).

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Inside one can sit or lie down for a drink.

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Tried butterfly pea flower tea for the first time.

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Primary school: the age of eternity.

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The Nam Khan river which flows into the Mekong river.

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A bamboo pedestrian bridge across.

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Alms giving ceremony in the morning. This is an ancient Buddhist tradition. Unfortunately, there are TOO many tourists observing.

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The view of the town from above Mount Phousi.

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Wats get even more charming at night.

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About 30 km away from Luang Prabang is a natural gem – the Kuang Si Falls with three levels.

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The colour of the water is mesmerizing.

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For the brave ones there is natural food.

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At the origins of the Kuang Si Falls: life is an act of delicate balancing.

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