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Luang Prabang from Mount Phou Si.  <img src='http://www.guidegecko.com/images/spyglass1.png' align='texttop' /> Click for full image
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Luang Prabang, also Luang Phabang, Luang Phrabang and Louang Phrabang is the former capital of Laos and a UNESCO World Heritage city.

Sitting in the junction of Nam Khan River and Mekong River with a mountainous backdrop, it is one of the most beautiful places in Laos - even in Southeast Asia. It is a charming little city with most of its shops, restaurants and bars situated in its 3 main streets: Khem Khong, Xatikhoumman Road and Kingkitsarath Road.

There are many temples and attractions to enjoy. You can probably walk around town in a day, but the main draw of the place is really in chilling out in one of the cafes or bars reading a book, and appreciating the beautiful surrounding.

Monks and temples - in Luang Prabang.  <span style='white-space:nowrap;'><img src='http://www.guidegecko.com/images/spyglass1.png' align='texttop' /> Click to enlarge</span>

The locals there are generally friendly, as with other parts of Laos, but do expect 'Laos timing' when you are there. The pace in Luang Prabang is slow and relaxing.

A definite highlight that you should not miss is the early morning ritual of the Alms ceremony. So get up early!

Monks and temples are what attracts travelers to Luang Prabang.  <span style='white-space:nowrap;'><img src='http://www.guidegecko.com/images/spyglass1.png' align='texttop' /> Click to enlarge</span>






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