The beautiful Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang Travel Blog

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Arrived in the stunning town of Luang Prabang after a bus journey that felt like it would never end. The scenery on the way was beautiful and was lovely to go through all the little villages but crikey did it take ages to get here or what! Beautiful drive but frustratingly slow, only took 6.5 hours though (have heard it can take up to 11 hours) well this is Laos I guess!!

We have ended up spending several days here, very easy to do. A great town to stroll around in, plenty of places to eat and drink at, and shopping. The night market here is huge and sells all manner of products. The products are sold by locals from surrounding villages who come here every day to try and make a buck. We are back to our haggling best and have seen how the prices differ for things when the more affluently dressed and older tourists ask for a price. So the golden rule is look like a scruffy traveller. And barter.

 

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Luang Prabang
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