Travel Blogs from Luang Prabang, Laos

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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 ...

Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Luang Prabang

A travel blog entry by lynne_n_tel

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... and we soon reached the Wat. Walking around the outside of the Wat enabled us to appreciate wonderful views across the whole peninsula, Luang Prabang and the suburbs. The pain had been worth it. Once down again, we walked to the former Royal Palace and ...

Day 4 Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Day 4 Luang Prabang

A travel blog entry by maryisabelle

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... Mekong river to visit the Pak Ou Cave, that was a little disappointing but fabulous scenery. After lunch we headed south through Luang Prabang to visit the Kuang SI Waterfall. The drive was certainly eventful, I had just commented to Rene that I thought ...

Oh wow, we're in Laos!, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Oh wow, we're in Laos!

A travel blog entry by carolton

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We arrived in Laos and checked into to our guest house and spent the afternoon walking around the quaint and lovely town. This town, unlike other SE Asian towns we have seen was very pretty, clean and organized. It was very small, consisting of pretty ...

Luang Prabang part 2, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Luang Prabang part 2

A travel blog entry by lau384

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... buckets of water thrown over me. 5 mins later I've had another. Drenched is not the word! So 13th, 14th and 15th is Laos New Year! And traditionally they have what is called 'The Water Festival'. Basically buckets of water are thrown over you. No matter ...

Cave of 1000 Buddhas, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Cave of 1000 Buddhas

A travel blog entry by sharyn.lidster

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... the river and boarded a floating restaurant for lunch and watched the local children playing in the water. We returned down the river to Luang Prabang township and back to or hotel. After a quick swim we went down the street to the night market and found ...

Luang Prabang, Laos, Day 1 of 2, actually 2 1/2, Luang Prabang,  Laos, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Luang Prabang, Laos, Day 1 of 2, actually 2 1/2

A travel blog entry by ptpattys_places

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... in over 2 weeks and relaxed over breakfast in the nice hotel outdoor restaurant, enjoying the absolutely perfect weather. A little history: Luang Prabang used to be the capital of the Luang Prabang Kingdom, complete with a king, but Communism took over ...

Village Homestay. Vang Vieng, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Village Homestay. Vang Vieng

A travel blog entry by ruthanddavidr

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... an early start we travelled through some spectacular mountain scenery, huge mountains, and winding roads. Route 13 is the main road in Laos but we still passed lorries on their sides and a cement mixer half way across the road again on its side which had ...

Elephant Village part 1, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Elephant Village part 1

A travel blog entry by lau384

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... back in the wild, no tourists and living a complete self efficient life but unfortunately that is not a possibility - here in Laos anyway! The tourists unfortunately are needed to bring money in to care for the elephants - massive catch 22 situation - ...

A New Perspective on Life, Luang Prabang,  Laos, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

A New Perspective on Life

A travel blog entry by ptpattys_places

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Following a relaxing breakfast and a great night's sleep under mosquito netting with the fan and breezes, Nith and our driver drove us to first, a Buddhist Village,  And then an Animus village. My eyes were opened, yet again, to how other people ...

Bus Trip, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Bus Trip

A travel blog entry by maryisabelle

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... and we didn't arrive until about 7.15 pm this evening. They obviously don't have any health and safety rules here in Laos. Even in China on shorter bus trips there were two drivers who changed over! Ignoring all that the scenery was absolutely ...

A place in time, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

A place in time

A travel blog entry by kiaelise

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... to Vang Viang or the plain of jars or the four thousand islands in the south we stuck with Vientiane, the Capitol, and Luang Prabang, Laos' most popular city. We were only in Vientiane for three days but that was more than enough. Our hostel was pretty ...

Joy's Cooking Class, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Joy's Cooking Class

A travel blog entry by sharyn.lidster

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... cooking class. We met the rest of our group of 13 people at the Tamarind Restaurant. Our chef and teacher was a diminutive young Laos man who had a wicked sense of humour and a delightful accent. Firstly we all headed off in an open backed small truck ...

Road Trip to Vang Vieng, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Road Trip to Vang Vieng

A travel blog entry by sharyn.lidster

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Sad to say goodbye to Luang Prabang and Maison Souvannaphoum with their fabulous staff and wonderful pool with restaurant alongside. The city has such a casual and peaceful feel about it. Like a large town but the more you explore the more residences and ...

Day 2 Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Day 2 Luang Prabang

A travel blog entry by maryisabelle

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... the guesthouse here thank heavens as we are staying for four nights. Couldn't have stayed in that last place more than one night! Luang Prabang is a unesco world heritage site, so there should be plenty to see, although Rene says no more wats or temples. ...

7hrs to Luangphrabang, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

7hrs to Luangphrabang

A travel blog entry by hanna.jayne

... so by the time we for there we just wanted a quick shop round the night market, some food and then tucked up in bed by 10! All our accommodation in Laos are not hotels they're guesthouses and you must take your shoes off before entering ...

Kayaking, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Kayaking

A travel blog entry by darackin

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Kayaking down the Mekong river to the Buddha (Pak Ou) caves. And then to a whiskey ...

Day 19 - Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Day 19 - Luang Prabang

A travel blog entry by memorelli

Took mini bus to Kuang Si Waterfalls (1 hr drive from town and entry was 20,000 K) Visited the Bear Rescue Centre and walked up the trail to the waterfalls. Walked up to the top where the main waterfall was and swam in the lower part where there was a ...

Luang Prabang Tag 2, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Luang Prabang Tag 2

A travel blog entry by charly18

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Heut ließen wir es ruhig angehen. Zuerst die Wäsche zum Waschen gebracht und dann zum Frühstücken. Danach habe ich mir für 3€ eine 60min Lao- Massage gegönnt. Mein Rücken ist zwar noch nicht gut, aber wesentlich ...

Arriving in Luang Prabang!, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Arriving in Luang Prabang!

A travel blog entry by sophiesadler

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... it's like comparing England to France. The waterfall had crystal clear blue water and it was very picturesque but very cold! Luang Prabang has a strange climate it's quite similar to the UK's summer where the mornings are about 15oC and the daytime is a ...

Elephant day, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Elephant day

A travel blog entry by lizannlogan

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Nice open van ride to elephant island on river Kahn. We were led to believe it was a sanctuary but it was a place for elephant rides. The elephants were well looked after and really quite different from African. Back to the hotel and then up to the ...

Mekong River, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Mekong River

A travel blog entry by stephw89

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We boarded a slow boat in the morning and spent the day cruising up the Mekong River, the journey was long but the river was beautiful and the sun was shining so very warm. Early evening we stopped a a village to have a home stay with a local family for ...

Massages and goodbyes!, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Massages and goodbyes!

A travel blog entry by pamandcon

Mary and catriona were heading for vietnam this evening so we all headed for some massages in the morning. We got great oil massages for 10 euro each. In the evening, Mary and catriona headed for the airport. We were sad to see them go as it was good to ...

Luang Prabang (8th to the 13th), Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Luang Prabang (8th to the 13th)

A travel blog entry by mtsc.hayes.14

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... cycling around the temples for two days. Zip lining and trekking through the jungle for 3 and then riding the elephants yesterday. Luang Prabang is beautiful. First time there have been footpaths that you can actually walk on. I went into a shop today ...

Day one in Luang Prabang and feeling great...., Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Day one in Luang Prabang and feeling great....

A travel blog entry by tonymylius

Pleased to be feeling normal again after 4 days of the dreaded cold and chest infection, feeling great which is why Im up early and keen to start the day. Despite being ripped off last night I've got a good feeling about this place and will enjoy my time ...

Chilling out, Relaxin', Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Chilling out, Relaxin'

A travel blog entry by wanderingjay

... , pencils, etc. the classrooms are all very basic and they get the bare minimum of tutoring. The teaching system is hard in Laos as to become a teacher you have to volunteer for two years before you get paid. So not many people become teachers. We shared ...

Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Luang Prabang

A travel blog entry by saraduke22

... costs just 80p but it was also the same price as water?! Therefore it made far more economical sense to stick to beer. Luang Prabang was a lovely city where you could see some of the French influences, it was very easy going and everyone very friendly. ...

Tamarind - The Art of Lao Cooking, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Tamarind - The Art of Lao Cooking

A travel blog entry by ssc_sam

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... we left without them. A tuk tuk drove me, an American couple, an Australian girl, and a French couple on their honeymoon to Luang Prabang's biggest market just out of the main centre. Here our funny man guide and chef for the day took us inside to check ...

Parade of Phabang Buddha, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

Parade of Phabang Buddha

A travel blog entry by go4itbe

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... zilver, goud en brons. Het origineel bevindt zich in een bankkluis. Het is ons rap duidelijk dat het geen 'normale' dag wordt in Luang Prabang, we zijn amper vertrokken met het busje van het hotel of we staan al in de file. Dan maar ergens uitstappen waar ...

A trek, a climb and a swim, Luang Prabang, Laos travel blog

A trek, a climb and a swim

A travel blog entry by susiejardine

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Magical waterfalls 25k from Luang Prabang in a nature reserve! Kuang Si. The falls cascade down the hill forming a series of pools to swim in! Its luverly! Have to cover up with sarong when swimming, but it's so refreshing! Afterwards we climb to the ...

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