Luang Prabang in Pictures
Before even getting to Luang Prabang, I think I had already made up my mind that I would love it. I hadn’t read one negative thing about the charming little town and for the most-part, everyone I had spoken to who had been there all told me it was hands-down their favorite place throughout their trip. When the Nagi of Mekong cruised along the shore to dock in the Historic District of Luang Prabang, the brilliant crimson and the sparkling gold of the city’s many wats and Buddhist stuppas peaked over the tops of overgrown jade-colored trees sprinkled with scarlet flowers. Monks donning their burnt sienna robes wandered along shore and the 700 meter mountains tightly surrounding the city were draped in an orange glow or hidden in the dark shadows. As the already colorful city was basking in the golden hour of light, it was obvious that it had a completely unique allure that I hadn’t seen anywhere else.
I’ve been to places in my life that seemed alien, places that are stuck in the past, or even places that seemed that they were out of a fairytale. To me, Luang Prabang was a combination of all three. I absolutely fell in love with the place – The laid-back pristine landscapes (Kuang Si Falls is amazing), European charm, extremely friendly people, world-class food, and I’m not religious in the least bit, but the overall spirituality of the place.
We spent the majority of our time just wandering and eating/drinking our way through the old quarter on foot, cruiser bikes, and motorbikes.