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Why Old Quarter Luang Prabang is special ?
Old Quarter of Luang Prabang – a peninsula surrounded by the Nam Khan and Mekong Rivers, nestled between lush green mountains, home to numerous Buddhist temples with a heavy French influence. Of the best cities to wonder through in the early morning Luang Prabang must be near the top.
The Old Quarter of Luang Prabang, from which the city expanded, is situated on a peninsula bounded by these two rivers. The town’s center is marked by a 100 m hill called Phu Si, to which one can climb and get a very good view of the landscape: unmanaged green vegetation of the mountainous regions beyond the two rivers.
What to explore at Old Quarter Luang Prabang?
Travel to Laos and walking the old quarter, an entire city block quaint, quiet in the ancient capital of Luang Prabang gives visitors a sense of ineffable peace. According tourists footsteps, apparently elapsed time here slowly. With vietnamese tourists, image here recall a familiar Hoi An. Streets squeaky clean, though not limited car, motorcycle, but space here very peaceful, not hear sirens or noise of the modern media. Visiting Luang Prabang will not complete without experience the Ola Quarter, a diverse and unique ancient culture, unspoiled nature, delicious foods and most of all the charming innocence of the Laos people and their simple lifestyle.
How to get to Old Quarter Luang Prabang?
One of the best ways to explore Luang Prabang is cycling through the slow traffic roads. There are many places where you can rent a bicycle in the old quarter, which radiates from Th Sisavangvong (main street) and its parallels Th Khem Kong (along the Mekong River) and Th Kingkitsarat (along the Nam Khan River).
- Interesting sights round every corner
- Very quiet pretty little town
- Atmospheric with lots of temples
- Quaint and full of character
- A beautiful area to wallk
- Great shops, restaurants and night market
Old Quarter, Luang Prabang, Laos
Tips for you
Virtually untouched by time, parts of Luang Prabang look much as it has for centuries. The old quarter of the city is punctuated by Vats, French Colonial buildings, and hundreds of restaurants and quaint shops. Open markets line the streets offering all sorts of opportunities to purchase native crafts and artifacts. I took an afternoon just for photography and visited a few temples that weren't on our city tours. Over by the fountain, I followed a ceremonial staircase guarded by silver nagas and discovered an ancient stupa and two lovely vats that I think might have been Vat Hosian and Vat Mahathat. I made an offering at temple that was open and spent some time soaking up the splendid aura of the place. This is the kind of town where you want to let yourself wander. It's small and you can't really get lost. Take in the sounds and sights of daily life here. The laundry, the street food vendors, the shouts of the market, the smells of spring rolls being cooked in front of you. Enjoy.