Luang Prabang: the boutique vacation town

Luanprabang

Luanprabang

Pakse, Laos, May, 2013

For many tourists Laos is famous for two things:  it’s wonderful ecosystem and it’s relaxed atmosphere due in great part to the friendliness of the people who inhabit this corner on earth. And even here on this ” corner” there is even a smaller place , a 50,000 inhabited town by the name of Luang Prabang , that seems to  concentrate the best of what we have learned to love about this country in it’s 20 km periphery .

Turquoise waterfalls  of Kuang Si Falls that draw magnificent landscapes that could have only designed by the mother nature. A selection of food that flirts with your stomach as soon as you see it in the famous night market.  The boutique guest houses where the owners may call themselves mama and papa just to make you feel at home.  Or the excited children in the streets in front of the magnificent Haw Kham Royal Palace Museum that never loose an opportunity to make your day by welcoming you to their town screaming at you with joy and pure love  “Sababaidee” which means hello.  In the end you will discover that there is more to this place than  it’s title of World Heritage Town.

In sum staying in Luang Prabang a former capital of the kingdom by the same name, can be one of the most pampered experiences you could ever live while travelling. And even though there is not a single hotel with more 4 stories high do not worry about the quality of the service, the whole town will make you feel like a king. Whether  you decide to stay in a really cheap room or a luxurious bed with A.C. After all we will all meet at the night market for one of those 10,000 kip (around 1.5  USD)  all you can load plates in the night and  Beer Lao to celebrate in this one of a kind boutique vacation town.

Houses in Luangpraban

Houses in Luangpraban

Stress free life, there is time for everything.

Stress free life, there is time for everything.

Watermelon cart

Watermelon cart

The bike is the main transport here.

The bike is the main transport here.

10 km outside Luang Prabang life is calm and peaceful

10 km outside Luang Prabang life is calm and peaceful

Haw Kham Royal Palace Museum

Haw Kham Royal Palace Museum

Bicycles in Luangprabang

Relaxed Hostel

Relaxed Hostel

One of the Sabaidee Kids

One of the Sabaidee Kids

Avocado Sandwich for lunch anyone?

Avocado Sandwich for lunch anyone?

 

Buddhist Templeinside Luang Prabang

Buddhist Templeinside Luang Prabang

Offerings

Flower Offerings to Budha

Temple in Luangprabang

Everybody need to take off their shoes.

Everybody need to take off their shoes.

Flag on the Temple

Tuk Tuk Man proud and friendly.

Tuk Tuk Man proud and friendly.

Kuang Si Falls Entree Ticket

Kuang Si Falls Entree Ticket

 

A top view from the Kuang Si Falls

A top view from the Kuang Si Falls

A top view from the Kuang Si Falls

A top view from the Kuang Si Falls

The Green Roads to the Waterfalls

The Green Roads to the Waterfalls

Master tree in the forest.

Master tree in the forest.

North of Luang Prabang

North of Luang Prabang

Kuang Si Falls lagoon, blue water.

Kuang Si Falls lagoon, blue water.

Kuang Si Falls

Kuang Si Falls

Mama and Papa

Mama and Papa show pictures of all theirs guests they have hosted since 2003 in their album.

Cacao Water is so delicious

Cacao Water is so delicious

Food Selection at the Night Market

Food Selection at the Night Market

Hungry for chicken at the night market.

Hungry for chicken at the night market.

Everyone is hungry at the night market.

Everyone is hungry at the night market.

My Plate is Full, those are the 10,000 kip plates!

My Plate is Full, those are the 10,000 kip plates!

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