Arrived in Luang Prabang yesterday & it is a nice respite from the chaos of Thailand. Luang Prabang is the former royal capitol of Laos and although the French occupied Luang Prabang for less than 100 years, their imprint on society remains. French cafes serving cafe au laits & baguettes line the streets, colonial architecture is juxtaposed with Buddhist Wats, and monks swathed in marigold robes wander among us.
Luang Prabang is located in Northern Laos & is situated between the Mekong & Nam Khan rivers. The mountains & river provide a lush backdrop to the city, which became a UNESCO heritage site in 1995.
I don’t know how much time I’ll spend here. Despite the hoards of tourists,(Well heeled German & French, mostly) I could see myself settling in for a nice long visit…….. AND there is all the Beer Lao I can drink, so what’s not to love? Here’s what I discovered on my brief stroll today