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Luang Prabang

October 25th, 2008 | Posted by Davey in 07-Laos | UNESCO World Heritage Sites - (2 Comments)

A few highlights from our trip this past few days to the northern Lao city of Luang Prabang, the ancient royal capital of Laos that was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1995. Our last stop before we head north and cross the border into China.

A beautiful town perched between two rivers, one being the MeKong. The people are incredibly friendly and the temples and waterfalls are stunning.  Of note were the young monks walking about town.  Every morning at 6am they would parade around the streets where the locals (and now the tourists) would hand them food for the day.  We spent a good while talking to these guys while visiting the temples – most are orphans that join to avoid the streets and acquire some form of education – pretty sad really.

All in all, a very relaxing few days and we ate and drank plenty.

A selection of our favourite photos here.

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