Luang Prabang Off The Beaten Path

  • Ferry across the Mekong, PDR Lao.
    Ferry across the Mekong, PDR Lao.
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  • Typical rural road, near Luang Prabang, Lao.
    Typical rural road, near Luang Prabang,...
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  • Child enjoying life, near Luang Prabang, Lao.
    Child enjoying life, near Luang Prabang,...
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    Pak Ou caves

    by call_me_rhia Written Nov 9, 2002

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    buddhas in the lower cave

    Pak Ou caves are two caves that are found inside the vertical limestone cliffs opposite Pak Ou village.
    For a couple of thousand years they have been an important place of worship.
    At the beginning people used to worship
    the river spirit and gods, and when Buddhism spread into Laos they simply shifted god, filled the caves with buddha images and statues, and went on worshipping there. They are located across the river from Pak Ou village - or else about 25 km north of Luang Prabang

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    Ban Xiang-Ay

    by call_me_rhia Written Nov 9, 2002

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    one of the village huts

    It's called the jar makers village and it lies about 30 minutes from Luang Prabang. However, more than jars, people here produce the delicious Lao-Lao rice liqueur. The distillery is under the first hut on the right, at the entrance of the village.
    here you can find a cluster of huts and wooden houses, and a brick one: the pharmacy - although I did not see much that it could sell. There's also a school: a floor, a roof, a few benches and no walls or desks. et the kids seemed very happy (and the teachers very bored)

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    Fishing.

    by IreneMcKay Updated Jun 24, 2013

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    Fisherman.
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    I was fascinated by the fishermen who waded into the Nam Khan to fish or fished off small boats in the Mekong. How come it's so relaxing to watch other people do all the work?

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    War Memorobilia.

    by IreneMcKay Written Feb 23, 2013

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    Missile decorations.
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    Sadly Laos is one of the most bombed and land mined countries in the world having been blanket bombed by the Americans during the Vietnam War. Remains of these sad times can be found around town.

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    River views.

    by IreneMcKay Written Feb 23, 2013

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    Fishing baskets by the Mekong.
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    OK. it's not really off the beaten track, but as you wander around you will see some wonderful river views and river activity. The rivers and the wats are what really make Luang Prabang special.

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    Washing.

    by IreneMcKay Written Feb 23, 2013

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    Monks' washing line.
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    OK, I know I am just being weird here but I was quite fascinated by monks' washing lines. Just the fact that everything was orange.

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    Sunset

    by hana_aya Written Jan 22, 2004

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    I love to sit and watch sunset it made me feel relax and often that sunset come with the breeze wind

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    Cross the Mekong to the other side of the city ...

    by swissgabe Written May 22, 2003

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    It is a good idea to cross the Mekong to see the opposite site of Luang Prabang and there are also some Wat's to see ...

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