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
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.