05 Nov 2010

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Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang is an incredible place and somewhere I’d love to return to. Luang Prabang is in central Laos where the Nam Kha river meets the Mekong. Architecturally a mix of Lao Buddhist wats (templates) and French colonial architecture the town is listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO.

The town has a very laid-back feel. Saffron-clad monks carrying umbrellas mix with tuk tuk drivers, motorbikes with a mum, dad, child and a sack of rice on them, locals selling their wares at market stalls and western tourists young and old.

It does have the feel of a town in transition though, more on that soon.

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