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Laos travel, activities and attractions in Vientiane and Luang Prabang


Luang Prabang


At Vangvieng, 160 km north of Vientiane municipality, breathtaking limestone formations nestle along the Song River. It lies in the foothills of the mountains of Northern Laos, on the banks of the Song river.
It might also be interested to watch the locals felling underwater teak trees area was inundated

Near the lake, at Vangsang, primitive Buddha images, dating from the 11th century, are carved into a rock cliff.

The rocks are honeycombed with numerous caves, the most famous of which is Tham Jang. Foot can reach many of these caves from Vangvieng

Luang Prabang

Wat Xiengthong
, the most beautiful designed art. Closely observation we can see the three roofing, covered by the brown sheets. All designs are identified the art of Lanexang. Another interested thing are the small Buddha images. The aide of the temple which painted in and made by the different colors grasses. Looked very strange to eyes and show the Lord Buddha images.In front of the temple there is the cart for carry the coffin of the king Sri Savangvong and his family. This cart the base are red. Many designed have shown. The new art that Luang Prabang people are very pleased.

Wat Visoun is one temple is very important for the history because is the seat of Prabang Buddha images. The Buddha images for the after the black warriors destroyed Luang Prabang.
Another attractive site is That Makmo look like half of watermelon. It was destroyed many times by the black warriors to clear for the properties. It is seemed that the golden Buddha image and the silver wares could be found here in the restoration work in the year 1984 lunar calendar. These significant heritage from this place can be seen in the old place. In summary regarding to Wat Visoun from many times of restoration works, there are many art design of Thailu, Sip song Phanna, Thaiphuan, Muong Xieng Khouang and Lao Lanexang which are aried from other pagoda in Luang Prabang.

The Royal Palace Museum was contracted 1904-1909 as King Sisavang Vong's palace. These days it functions as a museum. It houses the royal throne and some interesting royal artifacts. The building itself feature of French beaux-arts styles and traditional Lao motifs. The ground floor of the museum is divided into several halls and rooms that are displayed gifts from other countries to the Lao kings and collations of swords and Buddha images.

The room to right of the entry hall, once the King's reception room, has walls covered with large-scale murals painted in 1930 by the French artist Alix de Fautereau. They depict scenes from traditional Lao life. A room in the rear of the former palace contains a small collection of traditional musical instruments and dancers masks used for performances of the great Indian and Southeast Asia epic the Ramayana

Wat Ou Tay
is situated in Ban Ou Tay village, a short distance from the main road. According to local villagers, it was constructed over 500 years ago by. Payachakawatilasa, making it one of the eldest Pagoda's in Laos and the district of Gnot Ou.

The spectacular Kuang Si waterfall is situated 29 km south of Luang Prabang deep in the forest. The waters tumble over multi-tiered limestone formations into several cool, turquoise-green pools ideal for relaxation and swimming.

Equally fascinating are the Par Ou caves, which can be reached by a 2-hour boat trip upstream from Luang Prabang. They are located within the steep rock-cliff, which rises vertically from the waters of the Mekong River at the point where it meets with the Nam Ou River

Tham Ting Cave
is 40 km north of the city. The amazing to that place made the tourists to go upstream by boat about 2 hours. Within the cave there are many hands of rock. At very corner, the Buddha images are placed granted by the worshipers. There are the collected arts of many hundred years of the Buddhist people. At the present no on and guess how old the Buddha images year were.

In front of the cave, the Nam Ou river meets the Mekong river can be compared that the north gate very important of the strategy. In addition to these, Tham Ting has important role in the old tradition where the king that arrived her in the Lao new year day.In front of Tham Ting, Pha Ene Mount is on the left bank of Nam Ou river. It looks like the bald rocky mount on the top. Its shape is alike the coffin called Phouphalong and this mount is also representing the legend of the love story of Kounlou and Nang Oua.

Bane Pak Ou: On the eastern bank of the Mekong River opposite the caves of Tam Ting is Bane Pak Ou is a fishing village, which regularly supplies fish to the market in Luang Prabang.

Rice field The village grows rice in the paddy fields behind the village

Shops around the town
The village is a peaceful place with a thriving elementary school small shops sell among other things sweets and bottled drinks.




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