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  • proper n. A city in north-central Laos, formerly the royal capital.


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  • After a somewhat grueling journey through Singapore, KL and Vientianne, Jess & I finally arrived in a mid-northern town called Luang Prabang, where we were to meet the others. Recent Updates

  • Lonely Planet agrees with me too calling Luang Prabang "one of the most sophisticated, photogenic cities in all of South East Asia". Recent Updates

  • Even in a town such as Luang Prabang expensive hotels, restaurants and bars couldn't cover up the poverty that most people have to deal with in day to day life. TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at

  • It's a lot like bocce ball, and perhaps most popular—and intensely played—in the region among Laotian tuk tuk drivers, who play it along the side of the road in Luang Prabang.

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  • Or at least that's the way colorful Luang Prabang, Laos's ancient capital, makes even the most jaded travelers feel.

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  • In the morning, however, the perch provides clear, unobstructed views of the rivers to the north and west, the rolling mountains to the east, and Luang Prabang, with its orange-tiled roofs and gleaming spires, laid out to the south.

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  • Amantaka, where I stayed, is reason enough to come to Luang Prabang.

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  • It may seem so at first, particularly in the mornings, but Luang Prabang isn't all karmic pursuits.

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  • True, ambitious visitors could spend just a night in Luang Prabang, a stop-off on a whirlwind tour of Indochina, but they'd be missing out on so much: seeing everything, discovering nothing.

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  • If you should rise at dawn in Luang Prabang, as I did, you will be rewarded with one of Asia's most spectacular sights: a Buddhist alms procession.

    The Mekong's Last Undiscovered City


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