A Weekend in Luang Prabang, Laos

It appears that Laos is gaining a lot of popularity amongst tourists, another great article in The New York Times: 36 hours in Luang Prabang, Laos (click here to read the article.) Below are photos of A Weekend in Luang Prabang, Laos.

While the tourist crowds are just starting to hit Laos, the beguiling ancient capital of Luang Prabang still feels as if it’s on the cusp of discovery. The night market, left, is beautifully art-directed — a red canvas canopy covers each vendor while rice paper lamps glow over Laos silk scarves and Hmong embroidery.

Lonnie Schlein/The New York Times

Locals sell their crafts along Sisavangvong, Luang Pragbang’s main walking street.

Lonnie Schlein/The New York Times

Mount Phousi — visible from most of Luang Prabang — provides an easy orientation to this compact city of roughly 30,000 people. Hike up the snaking, steep 328 steps — or 355, but who’s counting? — to reach the top.

Lonnie Schlein/The New York Times

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“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” Buddha

Video by Annemieke Knowles, a collage of travel photographer Hans Hendriksen’s work, with Lao classical music by “Thiphakon”