Snapshots of Luang Prabang

House in Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang is a quaint and quiet town in the northern part of Laos. Despite a population of 50,000 and a steady stream of foreign tourists, the town retains a lot of its small-town charm, due in part to the fact that the town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to a plethora of temples and monasteries. French colonial architecture mixes with traditional Laos-style with ease, local-run and foreign-run business intermingle along the streets, and all around are happy and healthy looking pets–seemingly one in front of each storefront. Laotian people are polite and friendly, quiet monks can be seen roaming the streets, and despite the countries reputation for poor infrastructure outside the cities, everything within the city limits looks and feels clean and safe. It’s a nice place, and we enjoyed every minute of our time there. Here are some of our favorite shots that best sum up beautiful Luang Prabang.

Hotel in Luang Prabang, Laos

Kids playing in the river in Luang Prabang

Quiet street in Luang Prabang

Crosswalk sign in Luang Prabang

Altar in Luang Prabang

Sunny skies in Luang Prabang

Tuk tuk in Luang Prabang

Walkway to temple in Luang Prabang

Flowers in Luang Prabang

River in Luang Prabang

River boats in Luang Prabang

River views in Luang Prabang

Empty street in Luang Prabang

Business in Luang Prabang

Colorful tuk tuk in Luang Prabang

Truck in Luang Prabang

Riverside farm in Luang Prabang

Elephant statue in Luang Prabang

Flowers and motorcycle in Luang Prabang

Flowers in Luang Prabang

Matt walking in Luang Prabang

Flower in Luang Prabang

Bicycles in Luang Prabang

Street in Luang Prabang

Art in Luang Prabang

Matt holding a flower

Hotel walkway in Luang Prabang

Motorcycles in Luang Prabang

Flowers in bathtub, Luang Prabang

Silk nets in Luang Prabang

Dried chilis in Luang Prabang

Colorful street in Luang Prabang

Rooster in Luang Prabang

Dog and motorcycles in Luang Prabang

Baby in Laos

Flower in Laos

Sausage vendor in Luang Prabang

Cute dog in Luang Prabang

Dusk in Luang Prabang

Andrea and Matt in Luang Prabang

Which one is your favorite? 

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2 Responses to “Snapshots of Luang Prabang”

  1. H-J February 26, 2013 at 3:54 pm #

    Luang Prabang looks so sweet and lovely! Its also gives off an air of affluence…is that the case or is just incredibly well maintained and loved? I want to go now!
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    • Andrea February 27, 2013 at 1:14 pm #

      It is so pretty and well-kept! It’s hard for me to tell about the affluence question–everything is nicely maintained, but I’m not sure if that is a sign of wealth, or if it’s because Luang Prabang in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or some combination of both. I’m not sure how it is in Laos, but we did talk to a driver in Hoi An, Vietnam who told us the UNESCO status changed the lives of everyone in the town, and brought them lots of success, etc. So maybe it’s the same situation in Luang Prabang! And yes, you guys should go–its very peaceful and quaint, it would likely be a nice change of pace for you after India :)

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