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Luang Prabang Timeless: 25 Beautiful Travel Photos

About this blog: 25 beautiful pictures from Luang Prabang and surrounding area that I loved. My attempt at photo journaling Luang Prabang travel memories!

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Mekong River Laos
Wooden fishing boats sleep at a fishing village by the banks of Mekong river. The ongoing project of building a dam on the Mekong in quest of hydropower threatens the fishing community at large.  Not to mention the the fate of endangered Irrawaddy dolphin.

Fishing villages at mekong River in Laos
If you give a Laos man a fish from the sea, he would not like it. He would say, “It does not smell of the earth!” River Mekong bears testimony!



When the water rises, the fish eat the ants; when the water falls, the ants eat the fish.

(A Laotian proverb)
Drone shot of Luang Prabang
One of the seven dragons that protect the ancient city Luang Prabang, according to the local legends, as seen from air!
Discarded bombs at Laos
Laos is one the most bombed countries in South East Asia during the American war on Vietnam! Remnants of a cluster bomb adorn the entrance of a cafe. Note the dates mentions: 1967-1977

Also read, a very emotional walk through the Saigon War Remnant Museum!

A lady sells plenty of greens (local produce and quintessential Laotian cuisine) at a local night market at Luang Prabang. 
This little man’s smile made my day!

Also read: Complete Guide to explore Nong Khiaw: a remote mountain paradise in the Northern Laos!

Another little man is busy making an enclosure for his kittens at one of the temple complex of Luang Prabang while his sister is busy watching a YouTube video!
One of the many gorgeous temples of Luang Prabang downtown. “Templed-out” is a word that Luang Prabang added to travellers’ lingo and there are good reason for the same!
temple at Luang Prabang at night market

Also read: 3 days in Luang Prabang: a suggested itinerary for the first time visitor!

Luang Prabang Buddhist Temple
Buddha and his teachings, as engraved on the wall of a temple wall at Luang Prabang
Luang Prabang is also known as the land of thousand elephants! 

Also read, Memories of a Melancholy named Luang Prabang!

No trip to Luang Prabang will ever be complete without a quick visit to the very famous Kuang Si Falls as a day trip!
the most beautiful place in Luang Prabang
The multi tiered waterfall changes color from every angle!

Also read, Guide to UNESCO Famed Luang Prabang, Laos: Travel Tips and Best things to do for a Cultural traveler!

The highest plunge at Kuang Si waterfall

Also read, a guide to visit Kuang Si waterfalls from Laos!

Laos head gear and dress
A traditional Laos headgear. One of the most beautiful souvenirs from Luang Prabang!
Laos National Flower Dok Chompa
A traditional Laos food platter, sticky rice wrapped in banana leaves. Notice the Dok Chompa, national flower of  Laos used in decoration!
The finery of serving food!
A carp fish, grilled and served and supposed to be eaten with sticky rice. 

Also read: My grandma and a recipe of Pabda Mach inspired by hers!

Pork intestine, a typical Laotian delicacy along with many other Laos Street food
Silver ear rings on sell at the Lunag Prabang Night Market!
A Bell fruit tree at a Laos house garden!

Also read: 2 weeks in Myanmar, a complete guide!

The quintessential French feel as a remnant of the French Colonial days. At the Sofitel Luang Prabang, which used to be a French governor’s villa a few decades back!
(An honest review of Sofitel Luang Prabang: timeless luxury at the heart of Luang Prabang!)

Also read: Taj Madikeri, India’s only Rainforest Resort!

A flying bird as a home decor in front of a Laos household at
Luang Prabang!
Snake wine being sold at the Luang Prabang night market. Note many other insects are put into local liquor bottles too!

Also read: How to see the great migration at Masai Mara, Kenya!

Mekong river Luang Prabang
Mekong river embraces Luang Prabang!

In case you want to read a few books touch the nerve of this landlocked country from South East Asia, my recommendations are listed below:

  • One foot in Laos
  • Ant Egg Soup
  • Thirty Three Teeth

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