Luang Prabang

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Royal ceremonial barge DIY project at Wat Xieng Thon - 2005
 
Two years earlier Tony and I had watched these monks erecting a building.  I was interested to see what they had built with minimum equipment and no safety gear at all

    
 

Some mornings it was still quite dark as we headed from the Tak Bat along the river
Too often we were heading to the Joma Bakery for bacon and eggs and the Bangkok Post crossword.  I am a bad influence on Barbara in that regard.  I think she only ever eats bacon with me. Fortunately the bakery is at the opposite end of town so at least we got some exercise on the way
Joma  Bakery
 
Monks hurrying to school.
There is always something to delight in Luang Prabang


 

Small monastery gardens

Children in schoolyards
 

Food to be prepared

Buildings to be built
 

And art to be appreciated along the Nam Khan river bank opposite our guesthouse
 
Mount Phou Si - Sacred Hill
Is on a peninsular between the Mekong and the Nam Khan rivers, from the summit there is a 360 degree view of Luang Prabang.   For this reason it is the place to be for either sunrise or sunset.  You can climb from either side.   We went up the 355 steps from the Mekong and down to the main road of the  old town opposite the Royal Palace Museum

Late afternoon view of the Mekong from part way up Phou Si

Drums are sounded at 4.00pm and 4.00 am in Wats around town
 
 

Reclining Buddha Wat Tham Phousi

Marigolds and incense at Wat Chomsi a top Mount Phou Si
 

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