Continue from Laos Memory Lane: Vientiane. We stayed with my aunt in Paksan and she asked one of her son in-laws to be our tour guide. He was from Xieng Khouang and I really wanted to visit the Plain of Jars but Luang Prabang was on my number one list and I didn't have the… Continue reading Laos Memory Lane: Luang Prabang
video by ArnuShawn: The highlight of the charming World Heritage Site Luang Prabang, Laos.
Video and description by ArnuShawn. The typical Luang Prabang morning weather continues in this part II. After the sun and the cloud finished playing their hide and seek game, what you have left is just simply the beautiful morning. Enjoy!
Video and written by ArnuShawn, it is amazing how Luang Prabang can stand still in time for over three decades. While every city in the world has charting ahead toward building a new and modern city, every tile and brick on the root top and the wall in Luang Prabang still is the original form.… Continue reading Good Morning From Luang Prabang With Love – Part I
I posted videos of Vassa Festival made by ArnuShawn in the past, and this one sounds more like a commercial. I'm not endorsing this video, but what I love about it is that it gives you a good feeling of what Luang Prabang is all about. This appears to be one of the finest guest… Continue reading Luang Prabang Finest Guest House – Villa Phathana
These are some random photos of Luang Prabang
Another temple that we visited was Wat Pa Phonphao that sits on top of a hill. It was late in the afternoon, and my dad just couldn’t imagine climbing up another flight of steps to visit the temple, especially when I mentioned that it sits on top of a mountain, but the TukTuk told us… Continue reading Wat Pa Phonphao of Luang Prabang
I visited Wat Visoun, a very old temple in Luang Prabang that houses many Budda images. This temple has restoration works done numerous times and there are many art design of Thailu, Sip song Phanna, Thaiphuan, Muong Xieng Khouang and Lao Lanexang. Wat Visoun is also know for its impressive That Makmo, or watermelon stupa… Continue reading Wat Visoun, That Makmo and the Calling for Rain Style Buddha Images
I visited the former Royal Palace, or what is now known as the National Museum on November 14, 2008. It is known locally as Haw Kham (Ho Kham) or the Golden Hall, and was built between 1904 and 1909 as the new official royal residence for the monarchs of Luang Prabang. I believed the Mekong… Continue reading Luang Prabang National Museum
Kyvong-luangprabang Beautiful girls of Luang Prabang, sorry guys...I didn't ask for their names and phone numbers. They are the official greeters [click here] to see a close up image. We drove to Luang Prabang instead of flying because my relative wanted us to see the countryside of Laos. The road is a bit scary to me,… Continue reading The Old Charming Town of Luang Prabang
When we visited Mount Phousi , I was concerned about my dad, we had to climb up 328 zig zag steps to get to the top of Mount Phousi, but surprisingly he has no problem, I was worn out by the time I got to the top. According to my map, Mount Phousi is right… Continue reading Climbing the 328 Zig Zag Steps of Mount Phousi
First time I post my photo, this is the nicest picture that my dad took of me during our trip to Laos and Thailand, sorry to cover up part of my face, not that anything is wrong with it, but I just want to show you that like most Lao people going back, I tried… Continue reading Blending in With the Locals
I visited Wat Xieng Thong on November 14, 2008. According to seasite.niu.edu, Wat Xieng Thong is one of the most important temples in Laos. The word "wat" in Lao means temple, in this case, the Temple of the Golden City. Wat Xieng Thong is very old, built around 1560 by King Setthathirat, a patron of… Continue reading Wat Xieng Thong in Luang Prabang
Everyday was a sunny day for me in Laos. We got to Luang Prabang late the night of November 13, 2008, and stayed at Nam Soke Guest House that only cost us 80,000 kip per night, that’s less than $9.50 per night, and I was kind of surprised because I've heard that it's very expensive… Continue reading Morning Almsgiving 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… Continue reading A Weekend in Luang Prabang, Laos