Luang Prabang is a really nice city. The streets are clean, pleasant to walk along and are lined with nice buildings. There’s heaps of good restaurants and pubs. The pace is slow and relaxing and it just feels really hospitable. Much like the rest of Laos really. We thought this is somewhere we could stay for a while and enjoy just hanging out in the city. Only problem with Luang Prabang is, by Laos standards, it’s a bit expensive. Still cheap by world standards but prices do reflect being one of the most renowned tourist destinations in Laos.
We stayed in Luang Prabang for the few days over Laos new year, also called the water festival. So apart from walking around and going out for drinks and food, we got wet and got other people wet. Also we got flour and paint thrown at us. Good times. I’m sure there’s other stuff to do in and around Luang Prabang but we were too busy playing with water. The city’s water supply was so overwhelmed that water service was lost for a few hours in the evening. This was our last destination before moving onto Vietnam, flying from Luang Prabang to Hanoi.