Temples and Sun Set!
Luang Prabang Travel Blog› entry 3 of 6 › view all entries
April 21st, 2010 – by: Vanessa_Mun_Yee
Before we arrived Vat Xieng Thong, we walked by a little vat complex named Vat Aham, I managed to take some snap shots. What I think was interesting about this Vat was it sign. A tiny worn out sign stated â€śVat Ahamâ€ť pinned on a tree. You would easily miss the sign.
Next Vat on the program was Vat Sean or known as Wat Sene Souk Haram.
In Laosâ€™s language means â€śTemple of One Million Treasuresâ€ť.
After weâ€™ve done with the temples, it was my favorite time of the day - meal time! We went to a local restaurant with really nice ambience. I was so hungry! We ordered some Thai meal and Laosâ€™s dessert. They served the dessert first which I think was pretty funny. Anyway, we devoured the Fried banana with honey. It was yummy although I think it will be perfect if it less sweet.
It was time to check in to our hotel - Ancient Luang Prabang Hotel. A nice 3 stars hotel with only 12 rooms located in the heart of Luang Prabang town. This hotel is close to everyway, Mekong River, Mount Phousi, National Museum, Restaurants, massage places, morning wet market, Hmong market and night market. I am sure ladies love this place! I had so much fun shopping!
We had some time before going to Mount Phousi for sun set; we walked around the area by the hotel. We found another gorgeous Vat named Wat Choum Khong Sourintharame
and the National Museum formal Royal Palace. The currency Exchange was easy to find, there were at least 2 on the same road.
Kent picked us up at 5.30pm. We went in to the car and they dropped us at the foot of Phousi Hill. There were at least 400 steps up till the top of the hill however there were a lot of Buddha statues along the way. We worked so hard to go up but it seemed nothing to Kent! That tiny guy has lots of strength! On the way up, we learned some thing new from him. There were 7 Buddhas according to the days of the week.
Finally, we were at the top of the hill! There was a special cave sheltered a left foot print of Buddha, it was a huge foot print! There were lots of tourists waiting for sun set just like us. I had lots of snap shots of the sun set. We stayed for 10-20 minutes on top of the hill and started to descend. We used the other end of the stair and lead us back to the road where our hotel was. Guess what?! It was my favorite time of the day again - Dinner!!
We found a nice open-air restaurant and had really good Lao food. After dinner, we strolled along the night market and back to our hotel.
The night market opened around 5 pm and closed around 9.30pm. There are very clean and quiet.. Unlike the one in Phuket, Thailand where all the sellers kept bugging you to buy craps from them. These Laos people just sat there and waiting for you to open your mouth! They were so polite!
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