Luang Prabang, by Sreeram Hariharan

Laos, Luang Prabang Guide (B): Luang Prabang, by Sreeram Hariharan

“Good Afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen we have just landed in Luang Prabang International Airport, where the local time is 1250 in the afternoon and the current outside temperature is 26 degrees Celsius ” announced the crew, as the aircraft taxied to the gate in Luang Prabang International Airport, flying through the mountains on a warm Saturday Afternoon made the one and a half hours’ flight from Bangkok a spectacular one.

Immigration and customs check upon arrival was smooth, just pay a 35$ visa fees and obtain an entry to the land of wonders.

Towards the exit of the terminal building is a small taxi counter, where you pay 8$ to get transferred to your hotel.

I stepped out of the airport with an eagerness to absorb everything that this intoxicating city had to offer.

The ride from the airport, along the streets of this laid back town, took about half an hour to get to my hostel- Kounsavan Guest House, located right in the center of the old town, close to the night market and the Phousi Hill-where you can capture the majestic shot of the sun setting on the Mekong River. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Luang Prabang, by Sreeram Hariharan
Guide Location: Laos » Luang Prabang
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Phousi Hill   Wat Xienthong   The Royal Museum   Scandinavian Bakery  
Author: Sreeram Hariharan
Read it on author's website: http://www.backpackways.com/luang-prabang/