Never have I met such generous and hospitable people, in such a breath-taking country, such as Laos. After watching the ‘road less travelled’ by Lonely Planet this weekend, my yearning to revisit my favourite city of Luang Prabang has been awakened.
Luang Prabang is often the first stop for weary travellers arriving overnight from the Thai border. Charming hilltop temples and bustling markets of this characteristic city allows travellers to rest, whilst soaking themselves in the surrounding culture before continuing further into this exhilarating and adventurous county.
Phu Si, a magical majestic castle up above the clouds with jaw dropping 360 views over the Mekong. A 100m high temple and one breath-taking hike to the top, popular with spectators competing for the best spot for the up incoming sunset.
Another must do in this characteristic haven is the ‘handi craft night market’, situated on the street right in front of Phu Si. A maze of handmade crafts and delights all for amazing prices and with room for negotiation, makes a great evening before sitting down with a beer Lao (cheaper than water).
If you find yourself with an afternoon spare, there’s no better way to spend it than chilling by the Mekong sipping a Lassi, watching the water taxis crawling past.
picturesque temple of Wat Xieng Thong