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Charlotte Bower and Experiences in 24 Hours in Luang Prabang

01 May 2017

Charlotte Bower, a senior travel consultant, has shared her stories and gave some travel tips from her own experiences in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. This following article is Charlotte Bower’s one day in Luang Prabang, Laos.

Sunrise - Alms Giving Ceremony 
 
Alms Giving, an important religious ceremony, takes place daily in the early morning in the centre of Luang Prabang. The main purpose of the Alms Giving is for saffron-robed monks from the nearby monasteries to collect food from the local people for their meals of all day. Finding a quiet place to watch monks gathering alms and express a respect for the procession.
 

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Alms Giving Ceremony
 
Morning - Kuang Si Waterfalls
 
After having breakfast, going to Kuang Si Waterfall by a jumbo tuk tuk easily found at the main street of the town. About 10 other visitors will accompany you on the 40-minute tuk tuk to the stunning waterfall. The Kuang Si includes some waterfalls cascading over multiple levels of rock. Trying to find out hidden walking trails leading to the top of the fall. The pools at the bottom provide you with a swim to relax and cool off.
 

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Kuang Si Waterfalls
 
Lunchtime - Tofu laap
 
Tamarind Restaurant at the riverside where serves Laos tasting platters is an ideal site for lunch. One of the dishes of this restaurant I want to suggest for you is tofu laap combined with khai pene (deep fried river weeds) and a spicy papaya salad.
 

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Tofu laap
 
Afternoon - Royal Palace
 
Royal Palace located at the main street was constructed in the French Colonial era, about in 1904. Therefore, its style is affected much by French architecture and decoration. This building now is known as a museum where consists of the Lao crown jewels, information about the history of the country and the old living quarters of the royal family. Walking barefoot on the polished hallways is a great way to discover the museum. Moreover, travelers have a chance to contemplate the last King’s collection of classic cars at the garden. 
 
 

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Royal Palace
 

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Collection of classic cars
 
Sunset - Mount Phousi
 
You should be present at the top of the Mount Phousi about at 5 pm to watch nightfall. Because the sun usually sets early in the town of Luang Prabang. Furthermore, visitors will take a sightseeing across the whole city and the Mekong River. There are monks and a few monasteries on the long road of the back of the mountain. Going along the path, tourists will reach at the night market and can buy some handicrafts, tasty filled baguettes or Laos beer. 
 

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Sunset at the Mount Phousi
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