Road in Luang Prabang
Enjoying the relaxed life in Luang Prabang
After the two weeks of volunteering, I continue my journey to north of Laos. I'm heading to the legendary city of Luang Prabang, about 5 hours northbound trip, which run through large mountains covered with vegetation and ups and downs that make the old van suffer.
Once at the bus station I share a tuk tuk to go downtown to find my accommodation. From the beginning you can see a quiet city and very different from other large Asian cities. The monastic life, noticeable in the amount of monks and temples distributed throughout the city, the French influence and the Mekong River are the main attractions of the city.
The main street runs through most of the temples, the City Museum and the entrance to the stairs of the Sacred Mount Phousi. The first day I enjoy walking quietly through the city, entering most temples and discovering a little more monastic life, rituals, residences and customs. To eat there are several noodle restaurants (recommended on the main street before reaching the river), the market area, with sandwiches and fruitshakes and many restaurants with Laotian and French food.
Food stand in Luang Prabang