Journey to Luang Prabang, the Spiritual Capital of Laos

Laos, Luang Prabang Guide (B): Journey to Luang Prabang, the Spiritual Capital of Laos

Laos is a genuine and authentic country, whose history, culture and tradition live and breathe in unison. Laos is a country that moves and makes you think and leaves its mark. I decided to visit it following the suggestion of a Swiss traveler with whom I shared a day trip by train between Bangkok and Chiang Mai in January 2010. He had just been in Laos and was so deeply touched by that country to make me decide in a few minutes it would be my next stage.

The year after I then started to organize my solo independent trip, as always getting inspired by other travel diaries, online guides and history books. The trip costed me about 700 € (flights, accommodation, meals and excursions included) and I combined it with Cambodia and yet another stop in Chiang Rai, where I left my heart.

On 16th January 2011 I then boarded an Egyptair flight from Malpensa to Bangkok, via Cairo. A good company that I have already chosen several times for the excellent value for money.

After two weeks in Cambodia, on January 31th I landed in Luang Prabang with a Vietnam Air flight from Siem Reap. The company is very good, but certainly not cheap! (253 € one way flight). From above I started to see the mountains surrounding the city and the Mekong. I was over the moon! ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Journey to Luang Prabang, the Spiritual Capital of Laos
Guide Location: Laos » Luang Prabang
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Thongbay Guesthouse   Wat Phu Si   National Museum   night market  
Author: Silvia Moggia
Read it on author's website: http://www.silvias-trips.com/moving-laos/