Kuang Si Waterfall
Situated 30kms south of Luang Prabang, Kuang Si Waterfall makes for an excellent daytrip. Accessible by taxi or bicycle, the 650 feet high waterfall is at its most picturesque during the wet season however it can be visited year-round. Children are not recommended to climb to the top of the waterfall, but they can swim in the various pools at the bottom. Walkways and a few food vendors are present, making this a good place for a picnic. On the road out to Kuang Si Waterfall, there are a number of villages housing traditional hydro-rice mills.
The World Heritage site of Luang Prabang is a cultural gem, with its well-preserved Buddhist temples and French colonial architecture blending together remarkably well. The city’s cherished heritage can be discovered at its informative museums or experienced in the everyday traditions of the people, such as alms-giving. For many, taking part in this ancient cultural tradition is just as rewarding as admiring the well-kept religious artifacts on display in hidden corners of the city.
Monks Collecting Alms
While Buddhist monks collecting alms is a common sight across Asia, the scene is particularly spectacular in Luang Prabang, set against the backdrop of centuries-old temples and colonial heritage houses. To witness this daily scene, you will need to get up early; monks typically leave their temple at 05:00. Locals line up outside their houses and spoon rice into the alms bowls of passing monks, who make a colorful line in their saffron-colored robes. If you are unsure of the best place to catch this sight, ask the staff at your hotel who will be happy to assist you. Visitors are also welcome to participate in this activity.
Housed in what was formerly the Royal Palace (Haw Kham) up until the dissolution of the monarchy in 1975, the National Museum displays an impressive collection of valuable items. Highlights are the royal throne used during the Lan Xang Kingdom and other fascinating royal memorabilia such as the king’s howdah, as well as ancient religious artifacts. The building itself was constructed for King Sisavangvong between 1904 and 1909, and is of mixed French and Lao design. Phone: +856 71 212122. >>> Read more>>> Page | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13| 14 | 15 | 16 |