Sunday, November 29, 2009

Luang Prabang, the loveliest city in Laos

                                Welcome: the back of this tuk-tuk says it all

One well-known travel guide raves over Luang Prabang, describing it as one of the loveliest cities in the region. A good but winding road goes all the way from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang, taking about 6 hours.

                               Residential areas of Luang Prabang

Most travellers see only the urban area of Luang Prabang, and rarely venture into the residential areas which are more picturesque and traditional.

                               Row of hotels

Luang Prabang is experiencing a tourist boom. Almost every building is either a hotel or restaurant. It's a small town, and a rented bicycle is the ideal way to explore the nooks and corners of this northern city close to Chinese border in Yunnan.


  1. Roger, the tuk-tuk at Luang Praban is exactly like those in Songkla dna Hatyai of Thailand.

    The hotel shown in this post looks nice too.

  2. Yes, tuk-tuk looks the same. Surprisingly, for such a way out place, the hotels look nice like in Siem Reap.