Tiger Trails & Elephant Tales
Luang Prabang Travel Blog› entry 30 of 52 › view all entries
Luang Prabang is a total delight.
Some travellers have a habit of bitching about places theyâ€™ve been in order to show-off their superior worldliness. I.e.. â€˜ Vietnamâ€™s soo over, I mean it was special ten years ago, but itâ€™s totally sold out now. No, youâ€™d be much better off doing Watalota Pop'equoc if you really want to experience the authentic ethnic flavour of Asianaâ€™ â€¦rarararaâ€¦â€¦â€¦.but of all the people Iâ€™ve met whoâ€™ve been to Luang Prabang, nobody ever has a bad word to say about it.
The town has retained much of the original French colonial architecture & itâ€™s impossible to visit without having the word CHARM stamp itself in your brain and stay firmly fixed until the moment you leave.
Apart from the pretty houses, thereâ€™s a really attractive riverside street where the locals play boulle as boats come and go.
Days pass happily here in L-P. Misty mornings when monks in orange robes collect their alms; lazy afternoons when people sit in cafes sipping iced coffee planning trips on the Mekong, elephant safaris, or just people-watch; drowsy dusk, when the street market comes alive and vendors sit on the ground displaying arts & crafts by lantern-light.
Altogether a peaceful piece of lovely