Laos is not a country that thrives on tourism, but the beauty of peace here has become unique attraction for tourists. Among destinations Luang Prabang is a favorite point of anyone when visiting to the country of elephants. Luang Prabang was the capital of Laos from the 14th century until 1975. Currently it’s the provincial city of Luang Prabang and the ancient capital of Laos-recognized by UNESCO as world cultural heritage. Luang Prabang is located 425km north to Vientiane, near the Mekong River.
The most attractive things to tourist visiting Luang Phrabang is the peaceful beauty of scenery, structures and daily life. The monks dress in orange asking for alms in a long line through the ancient streets early in the morning is probably the most characteristic image of Luang Prabang. Every visitor coming here are trying to get up early to witness that special scene.
Laos is a country where possesses the highest proportion of the pagodas than any country over the world, therefore in Luang Prabang there are many ancient temples and pagodas with beautiful and well-preserved architecture. Pagodas and temples are spots that tourist should not miss out.
And you can also catch anywhere the orange shirt of monks hidden in the everyday activities easily. These images have created a distinctive beauty of Luang Prabang. In Laos, many young boys were sent to pagodas until they are mature then they may continue or return home to live a normal life. Just hire a bicycle you can wander through the ancient streets with flower trusses in front of houses stop at the roadside cafes or lonely wander around markets, night markets where sell a lot of typical craft items of Laos. And just wandering around, you will feel the most peaceful beauty of this city. In Luang Prabang almost there’s no tall buildings, houses are built with fairly the same architecture
Last but not least, Phou Si peak is one of favorite places that cannot miss. From this view you can enjoy the amazing sunset, you can watch the sun slowly sink into the side of the Mekong and get a panoramic view of the ancient capital in the sunset peacefully.