Laos Travel — September 9, 2016 at 4:07 am

Luang Prabang – The Fascination of the Buddist Land


As one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Laos, with peaceful beauty of Buddhism, the ancient capital of Luang Prabang is famous by the tranquility, magnificent and natural and beauty…

Luang Prabang is a provincial city and the ancient capital of Laos, recognized as a world cultural heritage by UNESCO, located 425km north of Vientiane, along the Mekong River.

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There’s no second ancient city like Luang Prabang – Francis Engelmann – the UNESCO expert said.

Ancient mossy beauty of the timeless streets which are sparkling with lanterns at night makes Luang Prabang similar to Hoi An – Vietnam, also remind us about Sapa with winding mountain pass roads, babecue smoke spiraling up from small shops… This is where you can admire the undulating red tile roof curled along the Mekong and monks dressed in orange, walk in a long line through the ancient streets in the early mornings. In addition, the roads and street corners seem to be endless.

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Many people choose Luang Prabang, Laos to travel thanks to the image of monks in alms giving ceremony with its own simple aristocratic look. In addition, the inhabitants of Luang Prabang are very attentive and friendly (you can stop anyone to ask for permission to take a picture together without rejection or discomfort), that can make you in love with Luang Prabang right from the first moment.

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Luang Prabang’s charm lies in the spirit of Buddhism with slow, honest, decent lifestyle, tidy streets, brilliant orange color of the monks’ robe and the gilded splendor of architecture. Lots of novices in Laos are teenager boys who are vivacious, smiling and very friendly, going on the streets along with flows of people with orange robes shining in the sun … Very nice!

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One of the reasons visitors come to Luang Prabang is also to visit the ancient ruins of this ancient capital, especially pagodaswhich have been preserved for 400-500 years and temples with beautiful architecture which are well conserved. The typical is Vat Xieng Thong temple which owns a central chamber with peculiar architecture of Luang Prabang.

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Besides, there are a wide range of temples: Wat Sene Souk Haram, Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, Wat Nong Sikhounmuang… with sharp interface between traditional and modern architecture. Among them, Royal Palace – which is now National Museum is typical, built in 1904, a harmony between the two schools of Lao and French architecture.

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Here, you can rent a bike and wander through the ancient streets to feel the peaceful beauty of this city.

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Sunset in Luang Prabang

You can also climb Mount Phou Si to enjoy sunset at the ancient town of Luang Prabang – where you can extend your view to watch the sun slowly sink into the Mekong and record the peaceful sunset moments here. Finally, night market is a not-to-be- missed destination while you are in Luang Prabang.

Luang Prabang Night Market including food court (located next to an ancient temple in an alley on Sisavangvong) with food stalls full of dishes furnished attractively and nice souvenir shops with colorful brocade scarfs, sparkling small rings, gaudy umbrellas and small pretty paper lanterns…

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