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Luang Prabang Laos-Days 76-78

Feeling a bit bombarded

sunny 34 °C

Well a bit about Luang Prabang, the ancient capital of Luang Prabang Province in northern Laos, lies in a valley at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers. Inhabited for thousands of years, it was the royal capital of the country until 1975. It’s known for its many Buddhist temples, including the gilded Wat Xieng Thong, dating to the 16th century, and Wat Mai, once the residence of the head of Laotian Buddhism.

And as I have seen enough temples and shrines to Buddha,I didn't go to any other of them !!and another some what disturbing fact about Laos,From 1964 to 1973, the U.S. dropped more than two million tons of ordnance on Laos during 580,000 bombing missions—equal to a planeload of bombs every 8 minutes, 24-hours a day, for 9 years – making Laos the most heavily bombed country per capita in history.Laos is 236,800 Sq Km and Victoria is 237,689 Sq Km

So as the temples didn't really interest me i spent the first day just catching up on the washing and finished a book about the Rats of Tobruk, hired a scooter and visited some waterfalls and butterfly park yesterday which nice the water was so cold though,but very refreshing,the Kuang Si waterfall is the best I have visited so far,really spectacular

Tomorrow on another bus to Vang Vieng which should only take about 4.5 hours,plan to spend a few days there before heading to the capital Vientiane at the moment it 31' and the humidity is 70% seem to be drinking an awful lot of water!!
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Posted by Richard Indo 21:35 Archived in Laos Tagged laid_back

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