Travel Blogs from Luang Prabang, Lao Peoples Dem Rep

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Dumbo(s), Ban Xieng Lom, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Dumbo(s)

A travel blog entry by jlaire

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... is that the site sits right next to a fast running river, upstream from which we can see small rapids.  We have a brilliant Lao lunch of vegetable rice wrapped in banana leaf, before Lei, Bhan and the two guys looking after the site begin ...

Unexpected Charm of Luang Prabang - days 52 to 61, Luang Prabang, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Unexpected Charm of Luang Prabang - days 52 to 61

A travel blog entry by thetwodaves

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... other side of town.  The last thing we'd expected to see or go to in Laos was a nightclub, let alone in historic Luang Prabang. Walking inside what we had anticipated being a small and cosy setup, we were surprised by the sight of a converted ...

Lost In Lao, Part 2, Luang Prabang, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Lost In Lao, Part 2

A travel blog entry by lisa-ashley

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... nights and 3 days of bad karma with Tuk Tuk's, waterfalls, novice monks and Communist country discotheques. When we pulled into Luang Prabang on the slow boat, the sun was setting over the Mekong. We settled into Sang Phet guesthouse with the ...

Luang Probing (in honour of Soph's brilliant typo), Luang Prabang, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Luang Probing (in honour of Soph's brilliant typo)

A travel blog entry by jlaire

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... temple. To get there we climb Phu Si which is a lot of steps up but worth it for the beautiful views all over Luang Prabang. There are women selling caged birds to set free and people quietly praying. After taking some pictures of the golden Buddha ...

Monks, elephants and a midnight hike, Xieng Lom, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Monks, elephants and a midnight hike

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... the night. We wake up around six to see the monks coming through the streets. This happens every single day here in Luang Prabang. There are about fifteen monasteries, and from each monastery a delegation of monks walks down the streets to give merit in ...

Rules of a Novice Monk, Luang Prabang, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Rules of a Novice Monk

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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We made it to Luang Prabang a few days ago, it is an incredible city with a collection of old French colonial architecture, dotted with delicately decorated Buddhist wats and surrounded with emerald green mountains. Since Unesco (United Nations) placed ...

Worst Luck, Luang Prabang, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Worst Luck

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... We bumped into Alex the Russian, who we had met briefly in Kunming, and a Swiss guy called Fred, who were waiting for a bus to Luang Prabang. We thought we'd join in. After all, I remarked, it's only a hundred miles - even in the worst bus on the ...

Same Same...but Different, Luang Prabang, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Same Same...but Different

A travel blog entry by guavamama

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... and rushing back to town before their evening prayers.  It was just beautiful and peaceful and everything that I loved about Luang Prabang.       The monks are everywhere in the city.  As you walk along the ...

Doi Suthep- Part X: The Power of Sangha, Luang Prabang, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Doi Suthep- Part X: The Power of Sangha

A travel blog entry by oriolesman

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When I was fifteen years old, I was a music geek.  There.  I admit it.  During my first two years of high school, when I wasn't busy fending off the ravages of teenage acne or struggling in vain to figure out girls ...

South east asia's best preserved city, Louang Phrabang, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

South east asia's best preserved city

A travel blog entry by jawad

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Minivan there, nice scenery 6000 room (proved to be nicest in Laos) World heritage city first big city night market baguettes a plenty Waterfall temple on the hill Red ...

The Curious Things About Monks, Luang Prabang, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

The Curious Things About Monks

A travel blog entry by christinasworld

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... majority of males will be ordained as monks. For most however monkhood is temporary and was never intended otherwise. Here in Luang Prabang you can't turn a corner without seeing a saffron robe under a matching parasol glowing in the midday sun. They are ...

I Was Not Murdered, Luang Prabang, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

I Was Not Murdered

A travel blog entry by christinasworld

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... in this country and it didn't take long. An hour into the bus ride the country's beauty made itself evident and Luang Prabang emits a charming and comfortably relaxing air. Already I'm thinking about extending my trip here and shortening my trip in ...

Extending the Excursion, Luang Prabang, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Extending the Excursion

A travel blog entry by christinasworld

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... the river for lunch but wouldn't you know it? It was Sunday and I'd been eating at the only Christian restaurant in all of Luang Prabang -- it was closed. I've also met a great couple, Jeff and Margaret who are staying at my guesthouse and we've had ...

Laos, Luang Prabang, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Laos

A travel blog entry by eric

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Hello all, My boat finished the Mekong River and arrived in Luang Prabang late Christmas afternoon.  It's a relaxing place.  The gang found a couple guesthouses and had some local dinner downtown to celebrate the holiday.  I had fish ...

row, row, row your boat..., Luang Prabang, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

row, row, row your boat...

A travel blog entry by rachel_jodie

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... unclear whether we can even convey the extreme nature of this trip- the absolute hilarity, and sheer "differentness" of traveling to Luang Prabang. 7:30am: receive Laotian visas while eating a quick breakfast. 8:30am: arrive "on time" to find out ...

Luang Pra-bang Crash Wollop Falang Falang, Luang Prabang, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Luang Pra-bang Crash Wollop Falang Falang

A travel blog entry by jlaire

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... he was asleep with his head out of the window for most of the journey. We say our goodbyes and head for a guesthouse. Luang Prabang, on first glimpse, is very beautiful, the penninsula flanked by a different river on each side. It is seemingly much more ...

Speed boat mayhem!, Luang Prabang, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Speed boat mayhem!

A travel blog entry by jeffs

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... position was if the person making that request was a female supermodel and promised me a wild passionate affair upon arrival in Luang Prabang. No supermodels and i remained where i was on the speedboat. I was wearing a crash helmet and ear plugs?! ...

How2 wreck the planets cultural diversity, Luang Prabang, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

How2 wreck the planets cultural diversity

A travel blog entry by paul

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... I have been watching a lot of young tourists in various places recently and have picked up some great tips on how to destroy other peoples' cultures. Here are some popular methods: *Be as rude and argumentative as you can. Even in calm, quiet, peaceful ...

Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Luang Prabang

A travel blog entry by oriolesman

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Sabaidee, everyone!  I arrived in Luang Prabang in the Peoples' Democratic Republic of Laos this past Saturday.  Laos is an incredibly beautiful and interesting country.  The French colonized Laos (adding the silent "s") in the ...

Slow Boat to Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Slow Boat to Luang Prabang

A travel blog entry by jmo

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... then back onto a different and smaller, if you can believe it, boat the next morning for another 6 hour journey to finally reach Luang Prabang. Yes, there were way too many people on the boat. But hey, we made lots of friends and now know at least ...

From Mao to Lao, Nam Ou, Luang Prabang and Vientiane, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

From Mao to Lao

A travel blog entry by grahamandrach

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... children playing and spectacular peaks.After a brief stop at Pak Ou caves ( overated caves filled with Buddas) we arrived at Luang Prabang, a world heritage city. Whilst walking to our hotel we noticed a big crowd of onlookers watching about 50 monks ...

Competition time!, Luang Prabang, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Competition time!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Yesterday we had a lie-in (til at least 08.30 - not sure what is wrong with us but might be something to do with Lao shutting down by 22.30). We then spent the morning updating our journals and budget (which we hadn't done since leaving China!) and the ...

Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Luang Prabang

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... quite Thai influenced and we have a nice meal - tam maak hung (minced chicken with lime, chillies and garlic and some fermented lettuce leaves) and a Lao chicken curry with sticky rice. After a few beer lao we sleep v well esp as its a bit cooler ...

Markets and Waterfalls, Luang Prabang, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Markets and Waterfalls

A travel blog entry by mills-mcshea

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... here we are again.... After an 8 hour bus journey through the stunning but very winding mountains of Northern Laos we arrived in Luang Prabang, a nice city again on the Mekong. The French-esk city has lots of temples, cafes and restaurants and a huge ...

Buses, Burning, Buddhas and Beer Lao, Luang Prabang, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Buses, Burning, Buddhas and Beer Lao

A travel blog entry by jill_and_andy

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... stupa was built between the 11th and 13th centuries A.D. and is believed to contain a piece of the Buddha's breastbone. In Luang Prabang, the former royal capital of Laos and an UNESCO World Heritage Site, you could spend days just visiting wats. ...

A day on the river, Luang Prabang, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

A day on the river

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... best maintained structure in the village. Back on our boat we slowly descend down the Mee Kong river. When we reach the town of Luang Prabang the sun is just starting to touch the top of the hills. We settle down at one of the few riverside restaurants ...

Slow Boat or Hell Boat, Luang Probang, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Slow Boat or Hell Boat

A travel blog entry by suzukistorey

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... leaving around the same time as us or we will see them again in the next town as everyone seems to be heading south! Luang Probang is a funny place, it has a more relaxed feeling than Thailand, whether that's because there isn't as much traffic (more ...

Across the River, Luang Prabang, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Across the River

A travel blog entry by dane

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... across, but since swimming wasn't an option, it wasn't a terrible deal.  Once we crossed, we noticed a distinct difference from Luang Prabang.  It was one of those situations where you don't realize how wealthy a town is until you see its ...

Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Luang Prabang

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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Luang Prabang is a gorgeous place. It's kind of a cross between Hoi An in Vietnam and Vientiane – with the UNESCO World Heritage tag and preserved buildings of Hoi An but less 'toy town’ and more real like the capital. We didn’t do a ...

Khouang Sy Falls, Luang Prabang, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Khouang Sy Falls

A travel blog entry by dane

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One of the must sees near Luang Prabang is the set of falls called Khouang Sy.  It's only 30 km from the city center, making it an easy afternoon trip from the city.  Tuk-tuks will make the return trip for $2.50, or for a dollar more you can ...

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