The slow boat to Luang Prabang was delightful! We passed beautifully carved mountains and even stopped at a Buddhist Temple carved out of the rock where natural caves are located. Interesting and beautiful the many Buddha icons are everywhere!
But, we were in for a wonderful surprise at Luang Prabang a “World heritage Site” as designated by UNESCO! This quaint city is the original capitol of Laos and the site of the imperial palaces as well as a few good museums and interesting culture.
The city itself is well laid out and easy to get around (our GPS worked fine) to visit the Poosie mountian, the Palace residences, and of course the Museum. A special feature is the silk factory but watch for more on that in another post.
The Night Market is a must see on any visit to Luang Prabang. We picked up some very tasty noodles and some bar-b-que chicken and pork on a stick as well as some excellent fresh spring rolls. We decided to eat back at the Hotel after a long day travelling.
The Treasure Hotel is very new but it is built in the traditional style of the city with massive pillars of teak trees, rich dark wood doors and furniture, and large well appointed rooms. Breakfast (at a separate restaurant just down the block) was good with a variety of ‘western style’ egg dishes (scrambled, omelette, or fried) prepared and served hot while you wait, along with a good selection of fruits and coffee or tea.
The Hotel featured a lovely pool for that needed refreshing swim after a long day of seeing the sights or travelling.
Luang Prabang is recommended for it’s heritage, wonderful people, and great street food!