Poorly in Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang Travel Blog

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Scene from our hotel room

After a 4 hour bus journey from Viang Vieng we arrived in Luang Prabang. Sadly I was feeling pretty worse for wear as I had caught Dengue Fever, so as soon as we arrived we went straight into the hotel room and I didnt emerge for about a week, until the day before we were leaving. Luang Prabang is a beautiful city with French colonial style houses and two rivers running through (one being the Mekong, not sure what the other one is :s). Everything within the town is very neat and tidy, even down to the signs of the guest houses and restaraunts which are all done in exactly the same style. 

   Whilst in the town we checked out a couple of the Wats which were definately worth seeing as they were set out in quite a different style to the Wats of Thailand, they were really ornately decorated, with the usual colours of White, Gold and Red but they also had pictures inlaid into the outside of the walls in coloured glass of various scenes of animals.

Beautiful Wat
Whilst in Luang Prabang we also visited the night market which we had heard alot about. It was a great contrast from the hustle and bustle of the markets in Thailand and was almost eerily quiet. The main things for sale were textiles such as bedding, table cloths, woven bags, etc, sadly we didnt find anything which caught our eye but we did manage to replace something little which was stolen along with our other stuff in Railay so it was well worth it. On the final day we checked out the local morning produce market which was interesting as we saw little frogs in baskets for sale and some strange rodents which I must say didnt really catch our appetite. After our stay in Luang Prabang we headed back to Vientiene where we will catch the coach onwards to Hanoi, a 22 hour journey :(

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Scene from our hotel room
Scene from our hotel room
Beautiful Wat
Beautiful Wat
Buddahs in Wat
Buddahs in Wat
Luang Prabang
photo by: oxangu2