• MY FAVOURITE TEMPLE IN LUANG PRABANG

    A good friend recently asked me what my favourite temple in Luang Prabang was. I had to think for a moment (because I could not remember the name) but then I told him and sent him a photo of it. Well, with all the hype going on in Social Media sites I am certainly not going to reveal my favourite places here, but Vat Xieng Thong comes pretty close to being one of my favourites! It is certainly the most significant and finest example of a Lao temple. It is worth to visit Vat Xieg Thong at various times a day, even though visitors have to pay an entrance fee.…

  • THE TEMPLES OF LUANG PRABANG

    Temples…temples…temples! And while most tourists actually think „another temple?“, I myself can never get enough!  On this trip I placed my hotel strategically close to the temples, so I can do walks up and down the streets of Luang Prabang at various times of the day. It was also rainy season, so I never really wanted to get too far from my hotel, depending on where the next shower would show up on the weather radar screen.  Having been in Luang Prabang a few times and for many days, I kept my walks pretty much open end and just strolled into a temple that looked inviting along the way. Due…