Travel Blogs from Luang Prabang, Laos

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Northern Laos, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Northern Laos

A travel blog entry by shellyandmarts

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The 18 hour bus from Chiang Mai to Luang Probang in Laos was a killer! After finally getting through the Thai border control having to buy a visa and explain to a not so cooperative guard that I had lost the exit card we were issued over a month ago we ...

Laos rhymes with cow, Laos, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Laos rhymes with cow

A travel blog entry by juicyfruitz

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... down the front only, despite having fruitlessly tried to protect ourselves with hats and sarongs. We did not warm to Luang Prabang, which is meant to be Laos' 'sparkling jewel' and a famous UNESCO world heritage site. I was still sick, we had yet to ...

Echte bikkels geven niet op, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Echte bikkels geven niet op

A travel blog entry by svanzonneveld

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... een lange rit op de planning: van Pai via Chiang Mai naar Chiang Khong om daar op de bekende slowboat richting Luang Prabang (Laos) te stappen. Dit keer hadden we wel een plekje voorin de minivan weten te bemachtigen waardoor de reis iets aangenamer was. ...

Vientiane, Vientian, Laos, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Vientiane

A travel blog entry by bowtie

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... room was quite central. I again did the walking tour outlined in the Lonely Planet and visited the Wat Si Saket temple, Pha That Luang as well as the Patuxai monument said to be reminiscent of the Arc de Trionphe in Paris. I also visited the Lao National ...

Day 16 Giving Alms to Monks and Last Day Teaching, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Day 16 Giving Alms to Monks and Last Day Teaching

A travel blog entry by yanniabelle

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... for us while we gave alms so we could remember this special day. I didn't know much about almsgiving before coming to Laos. Almsgiving happens in many religions and involves giving to others as an act of virtue. In Buddhism almsgiving is the respect ...

Olifant, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Olifant

A travel blog entry by vandersluis

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... , de kinderen zijn lekker blijven liggen. Iedere ochtend bij zonsopgang (ongeveer 5:45) komen alle monniken uit alle kloosters van Luang Prabang naar buiten met hun bedel bak en wordt er door de lokale bevolking eten (rijs of bananen etc) aangeboden. ...

Probably the best country ever?, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Probably the best country ever?

A travel blog entry by vickyli

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... . We booked into a swanky hotel, Tash had all sorts of spa treatments and we ate like royalty. So that was Luang Prabang: our last stop in Laos. We are so sad to say goodbye. When leaving Vietnam we were feeling pretty low; things weren't going our way ...

Pakse, Laos, Pakse, Laos, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Pakse, Laos

A travel blog entry by bowtie

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... it as I couldn't see doing the distance by bus!!!!  (Flight was approx $130 US- did not check websites, just booked through Laos Airline) I quite enjoyed Paksi and the side trips. First of all everyone that has a budget to spend around 200,000 kip ...

LAOS... Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

LAOS... Luang Prabang

A travel blog entry by devinblackie

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So I flew the following day to Luang Prabang in the North of Laos, the flight was only an hour and was very pleasant. As we lowered for landing I caught my first sights of Laos and was blown away.. everything was so green, mountainous and magical, the ...

Champasak, Laos, Champasak, Laos, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Champasak, Laos

A travel blog entry by bowtie

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... town of Champassak!! The Wat Phu Champasak (ancient Khmer religions complex) is one  of the "must see" sights of Laos according to all guides and they are quite impressive but anyone having been to Angkor Wat complex in Cambodia might not ...

Si Phan Don (Four Thousand Islands), Khong Island, Laos, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Si Phan Don (Four Thousand Islands)

A travel blog entry by bowtie

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... . On one of my morning search of a good coffee I also met this great lady (Mali) and her husband.  She is originally from Laos but is now a Canadian citizen and spends her summers in Canada and winters on this island. She also has a guesthouse named ...

Arrived Loas today, hot hot hot and so sticky, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Arrived Loas today, hot hot hot and so sticky

A travel blog entry by crocks

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Had a wonder round and its like a ghost town, obviously a bar I haven't found yet. Get offered massage every 20 paces, its low season here now and so few people about. The weather is so humid, minimum 3 showers a day and the same in change of T shirts. ...

Laos-pancakes, ice cream, Joma & sleeper buses, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Laos-pancakes, ice cream, Joma & sleeper buses

A travel blog entry by soshedid

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... you would understand our worry at being thrown out of bed in the middle of the night landing in the aisle below!! Arrived in Luang Prabang and I instantly loved it there. It had such a nice feel to it - very quaint with lovely little streets with the ...

A night to remember huay xai to chaing khong to LP, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

A night to remember huay xai to chaing khong to LP

A travel blog entry by nhsescapist83

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... last night and I felt ok. A week off alcohol resolved and I'd worry about the malaria tablets later although well aware now in Laos I would need them! We stuttered out of that crap room and with no definitive answer from the rude Thai man we headed to ...

We arrived...in Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

We arrived...in Luang Prabang

A travel blog entry by nhsescapist83

I wake up and we're on the move, arriving at Luang Prabang at 9am... 2 hours late. So 38 hours almost since leaving Pai! We are wrecked, I stink, I desperately need to brush my teeth and my body is battered. We get a tuk tuk to a guesthouse strip and ...

Loving LPB, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Loving LPB

A travel blog entry by erinlisagk

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... (admittedly quite refreshing). We left shortly after that to go back to the city. It's definitely a must-do tourist attraction for Luang Prabang. We were told a great place to watch the sunset is on top of the mountain in the centre of the city. ...

Villages & Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Villages & Luang Prabang

A travel blog entry by ballmd

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After our somewhat interesting bus journey from Sapa to Dien Bien Phu we decided that we couldn't handle another 16 hour marathon to Luang Prabang a day later. So having spoken to a Polish couple we decided to stop in Muang Khua a town just a few hours on ...

Cafe life, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Cafe life

A travel blog entry by erinlisagk

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... rays, and visited the infamous night market one last time. We plan to get our bags and ourselves organized for our flight to Hanoi tomorrow! The next entry will be in a new country! We love Luang Prabang but we're looking forward to a change of pace ...

Second Day of Slow Boat to Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Second Day of Slow Boat to Luang Prabang

A travel blog entry by halfacrossworld

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... Buddha's Cave because of all (over 1000 Buddhas) that are in this cave for protection from wars. We are now in Luang Prabang, the capital of Laos, and will be here for 2-3 nights. The hotel is a little more upscale than prior hotels and we can settle in ...

19-20 Dec Luang Prabang, charming town comes alive, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

19-20 Dec Luang Prabang, charming town comes alive

A travel blog entry by nateyong

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Luang Prabang, a place where it's sandwich between 2 rivers, a place where temperature drops in the evening and comes alive in the wee early morning. A mixture of french heritage and it's local tribesmen. A centre for craftsmen and buddhist's temples. The ...

Mango Garden, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Mango Garden

A travel blog entry by bestrips

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Primeiro jantarzinho gostoso em Luang ...

17 Dec - 18 Dec  BUS RIDE FROM HELL, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

17 Dec - 18 Dec BUS RIDE FROM HELL

A travel blog entry by nateyong

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... 000 dong) and rest ourselves till 5am the next day as the bus was leaving at 530am. Part 2: Dien Bien Phu, Muang Khua, Odomxai to Luang Prabang 18dec 5am, We hop onto the mini bus with most of the foreigners' lugguages all strap on top of the bus. It was ...

Giving Alms, Markets, and Homestay in Village, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Giving Alms, Markets, and Homestay in Village

A travel blog entry by halfacrossworld

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... very interesting items for sale. Check the captions on the pictures for some of the more unusual items. On the way out of Luang Prabang, we stopped at their version of a department store, which contained many household items and clothes. After a 7 hour ...

Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Luang Prabang

A travel blog entry by katandpete

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Luang Prabang is one of the tourist hubs in Laos. It's sits centrally in the north of the country and is consequently the first stop for most of the travellers coming in from the North of Thailand and Vietnam. Sadly there is no rail network and airports ...

Ethnology Museum and Waterfalls/Bear Sanctuary, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Ethnology Museum and Waterfalls/Bear Sanctuary

A travel blog entry by halfacrossworld

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... a late lunch at the village near the waterfalls: barbecued whole fish and chicken, great fruit shakes, and crepes. The drive back to Luang Prabang was scenic with stops at a native fruit market and a wooden bridge with only one lane traffic built by UN ...

Weaving a golden tapestry, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Weaving a golden tapestry

A travel blog entry by nhsescapist83

Despite waking we miss the alms giving... They start at 5.30! Isn't life punishing enough... Back to bed with plans to wake at 4.45am on Monday we lazily wake up at 7.30 in prep for some brekkie at Joma this cute french looking patisserie, before being ...

Travel to Laos,via Chiang Kong and Huey Xai, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Travel to Laos,via Chiang Kong and Huey Xai

A travel blog entry by leslieandleon

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... as he spoke NO English, and we pulled into a beauty spot on the Mekong River,overlooking were all the slow boats dock en route to Luang Prebang.Leon booked us the most expensive hotel in town,coming in at a staggering $35 a night,and it really is pretty,a ...

Down the Mekong with the Peacocks., Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Down the Mekong with the Peacocks.

A travel blog entry by leslieandleon

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... and get ready for the last leg of our journey,stopping at the caves just before arriving at the highly anticipated town of Luang Prabang The caves seem relatively anti-climatic compared with the rest of our river experience,and the caves we saw in Krabi ...

Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang

A travel blog entry by lynne_n_tel

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... to record me as I intended to give him a piece of my mind. It wasn't him which, for his sake, was a good thing. The flight to Luang Prabang only lasted an hour and as we flew at 17000 feet, we were able to see great views out of the window. We were also ...

Kuang Si Waterfalls, Bears and a Massage., Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Kuang Si Waterfalls, Bears and a Massage.

A travel blog entry by lynne_n_tel

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... , I made sure we didn't get the seats at the back again, but we were still trapped in the middle. On our journey back to Luang Prabang, our driver stopped at a Hmong village and asked us all to disembark to look around. Quite frankly, I wish I had stayed ...

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