In Luang Prabang, Laos, Photo Opportunities Are Everywhere

Luang Prabang is without a doubt my favourite place in Laos and one of my favourite cities in Asia. The spiritual heart of Laos captured me nearly straight away with it’s laid back atmosphere, world heritage listed buildings and friendly people. It is a place where I could simply spend everyday walking it’s streets, watching monks walking to ancient temples, locals riding their bikes to the market and boats going up and down the Mekong and Nam Khan Rivers.

If I could choose one place in Asia to just stay and take photos everyday, it would be Luang Prabang. Here are a few of my favourites.

Buddha statues in Luang Prabang, Laos

Buddha statues on Mount Phousi

Wat Xieng Thong in Luang Prabang, Laos

Wat Xieng Thong

Tuk tuks in Luang Prabang, Laos

Tuk tuks line the street along the Mekong River

A flower and incense offering at a chedi in Luang Prabang, Laos

A flower and incense offering at a chedi near Mount Phousi

A street in black and white in Luang Prabang, Laos

A typical Luang Prabang street

Boats on the Mekong River in Luang Prabang, Laos

Boats on the bank of the Mekong River

View from Mount Phousi in Luang Prabang, Laos

View of the Nam Khan River from Mount Phousi

Artwork at Wat Xieng Thong in Luang Prabang, Laos

Tiled artwork at Wat Xieng Thong

Naga head at Mount Phousi in Luang Prabang, Laos

A Naga head on a staircase at Wat Tham Phou Si

A rough shelter in Luang Prabang, Laos

A basic shelter on the banks of the Nam Khan River

Tiny bird cages at Mount Phousi in Luang Prabang, Laos

These tiny bird cages are used to release birds as offerings at Mount Phousi

Monks in Haw Pha Bang in Luang Prabang, Laos

Monks admire the interior of Haw Pha Bang

A farm on the banks of the Nam Khan River in Luang Prabang, Laos

A farm on the other side of the Nam Khan River

A painting on wood at Wat Xieng Thong in Luang Prabang, Laos

A painted pattern on a wooden door at Wat Xieng Thong

Buddhist bell on Mount Phousi in Luang Prabang, Laos

A Buddhist bell on Mount Phousi

Old house in Luang Prabang, Laos

A lady rides her bike past a beautiful old building

A statue at Wat Tham Phousi in Luang Prabang, Laos

A statue with flowers at Wat Tham Phousi

Little girl posing for a photo in Luang Prabang, Laos

A little girl poses for a photo as she wipes the rain drops off of a motorbike

A broken boat on the banks of the Nam Khan River in Luang Prabang, Laos

A broken boat on the bank of the Nam Khan River

Buddha statues in black and white in Luang Prabang, Laos

Buddha statues at Wat Xieng Thong

A boat docked at a farm in Luang Prabang, Laos

A boat at a makeshift dock on the bank of the Nam Khan River

Naga heads at Mount Phousi in Luang Prabang, Laos

Naga heads at Wat Tham Phousi

Sticky rice laid out to dry in Luang Prabang, Laos

Balls of sticky rice are laid out to be given to the monks early in the morning

Slow boats on the Mekong River in Luang Prabang, Laos

Slow boats on the bank of the Mekong River

Monks near Mount Phousi in Luang Prabang, Laos

Monks walk past the steps to Mount Phousi

View of the Mekong River from Mount Phousi in Luang Prabang, Laos

View of the Mekong River from Mount Phousi

Haw Pha Bang in Luang Prabang, Laos

Haw Pha Bang

Sunset on the Mekong River in Luang Prabang, Laos

Sunset on the Mekong River

Luang Prabang is one of the most photogenic places I have been. This rather large photo essay is only a handful of the photos that I took while I was there.

Have you been to Luang Prabang? What was your experience like?

 

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