A shall not to miss place in Luang Prabang is the morning market, it’s one of the most interesting market in the whole region and it’s even not a decent market site. The locals just occupied 2 lanes and fill up local products from their home garden or villages. Everything are fresh and present nicely to “just enough to cook” portion. In a lucky day, you can also witness the giant Mekong fish up to 40 – 60kg being sell at fish corner.
After having a fun walk at the market, drive all the way to the tip of the peninsular where you visit Wat Xieng Thong, the largest and most splendid temple of Luang Prabang Royal City, best known for its impressive Tree of Life mural depicting the Buddhist story.
If you have some time to spare, stop at Wat Sop where the young monks always gather under a nature umbrella shade by tree branches, they are ready with their English book and really happy if you can help them to practise some conversation.
Lunch at your own expenses but your guide will suggest one of many fine place to make sure you get best food, great value.
In the afternoon, visit National Museum which is housed in the former Royal Palace, uninhabited since the royal family was deposed in 1975, the museum showcases many treasures of Laos’ royal past.
Visit Wat Visoun and from there, walk all the way to step up Mount Phousi which is a distinctive figure in the centre of Luang Prabang’s skyline. The hill, with spectacular 360 degree views, is popular as a place to watch the sun rise or set. Get downhill from the other side of the Mountain and you can see a river of colour form by hundreds of umbrella at the Night Market. A great place for wandering about, offering a great variety of handmade textiles crafted by local and hill-tribe people, along with street food, knick-knacks and friendly banter.
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