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Visual Vibes: Laos (Vang Vieng and Luang Prabang)

by Simon Gonzaga December 14, 2014 0 comment
VVLAOS

Laos or Lao People’s Democratic Republic was my second out of country trip. A landlocked nation, situated between neighboring southeast asian countries as Myanmar, Thailand, China and Vietnam. A country with natural spots, great sundowns, towering karsts, nice people, and known for silk products.

I have visited 2 major towns during my 2 week sojourn in Laos. Vang Vieng being the notorious party place in Southeast Asia, isn’t the real Laos to be honest.  With all the western TV shows on repeat, restaurants catering to westerners, and all nighter pubs, it was pretty enjoyable for party-going tourists.  Basically, it was just the Vang Vieng I was expecting to see. I had fun for most of my stay, we explored the back areas, and had great sundown moments with Lao Beers.

And as for Luang Prabang,a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and probably the most touristic destination in the country. It was as charming as it was described on several writings. A melting pot of two different cultures, the french influence is really evident which adds to the charm of this town. May it be a vegetarian buffet, a night market, waterfalls, a solemn ceremony on sunrise or a baguette that you’re looking for, then Luang Prabang is a good choice for you.

For my visual vibes series, here are some of my best Laos photos. =)

Vang Vieng Laos

Our view from the hostel.

Vang vieng Laos

Sun down hits on the back areas.

Vang Vieng Laos

A hidden Buddha on one of the caves in Vang Vieng.

On the way to the Blue lagoon.

Top of Kuang Si Waterfall Luang Prabang

Andrei gazing thru the steep trail going to the top of Kuang Si Waterfalls.

Alms Giving Ceremony Luang Prabang

Part of Laotian’s culture, Locals on a daily basis participate in the Alms giving ceremony.

Kuang Si Waterfall Luang Prabang

The great Kuang Si Waterfalls.

Tad Sae Waterfall Luang Prabang

View going to Tad Sae Waterfalls.

Tad Sae Waterfall Luang Prabang Sunset

Sundown shadows.

Alms Giving Ceremony Luang Prabang

Alms Giving Ceremony in Luang Prabang.

Alms Giving Ceremony Luang Prabang

A Closer look.

Buffet Luang Prabang

1.25USD vegetarian buffet.

Temple Luang Prabang

One of the temples in Luang Prabang.

Kuang Si Waterfall Luang Prabang

Just another gopro moment in Kuang Si Waterfalls.

Temple Luang Prabang

A Temple-stop over after Kuang Si Waterfall.

 

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