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Luang Prabang - More temples and another colonial town


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The food in Laos generally is sticky rice along with a vegetable mush that is mildly bitter, and either salty grilled fish or unknown parts from pork or beef.
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Luang Prebang is supposed to be this incredibly charming old French town, but we simply didn't feel it. The main market is nice but extremely tourist-oriented with foreigner-priced souvenirs, and the town seems not too much different from most small cities. It is a bit special that the town is situated at the junction of the Mekong and another river, but with it being dry season at the time we were there the rivers had very little water or current in them.
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We saw monks slowly making buddha statues by hand out of cement at one of the temples.
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Posted by chrisvasil 07:13 Archived in Laos Tagged tourist_sites

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