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Postcard from Luang Prabang

January 27, 2011

I flew into Luang Prabang today on a twin engine plane from Chiang Mai. I don’t think I have been on one of those for over 20 years. The city is located in the northern part of Laos. It has a small airport but there was none of the abrasive and unfriendly attitude you would expect from customs officials in a communist country. The former royal capital is a lovely city. I can see why it has been named a UNESCO world heritage site. Its french colonial past has not been lost. The place is a lot more well preserved, refined and laid back than Chiang Mai. It is hard to believe it is a city. It feels more like a quiet provincial town. I strolled through the streets and was greeted by the above scene at sunset. I’m looking forward to exploring more of this place over the coming days.

4 Responses to “Postcard from Luang Prabang”

  1. admin says:

    Hi Jarmaine. Thanks for your comments. I would definitely recommend a visit to Laos. Unfortunately, I did not manage to get a shot at sunrise. The mornings were very cloudy when I was there and sunrise also coincided with the tak bat.

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  3. Laos has always been on my list of places to visit (someday!) Good to hear their customs officials are friendly, as most of the time I hear otherwise from other countries. That’ll certainly make a trip a lot more enjoyable!
    Definitely share some more photos, this one is wonderful. Maybe a shot taken during sunrise?

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