A (Quiet) Pimay in Luang Prabang #Part 3

3rd and last part of this serie: Our last 24 hours in Luang Prabang.

I love the fact that this city is that pleasant for pedestrians. After we left Wat Sen, and before we reached Tad Sae, we just walked to check the atmosphere in Luang Prabang main street.

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Right after the rain, people were already loading their water guns and turning on the music. But still, merchants setted up their stalls and their karts. And so we have a big glass of Nam Oy, the fresh sugar cane juice. Although I was not a big fan of it the first time I tried, once the ice cubes melt, this is honestly drinkable and pretty refreshing.

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Fresh Sugar cane – Do you like it ?
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View on the Mekong

Tad Sae was not crowded, what a surprise ! Hubbie “forced” me to go beyond my limits, i.e. he made me walk in the “jungle” while I am so scared of spiders and snakes. And we were on the point to going back on the other side: rain again !

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Then, for the last afternoon in this wonderful city, I had a city tour by my own (when Hubbie was having his nap), walking from the Nam Khan, then passing by the main street, turning to Dara Market road from the Post Office… All this by being not so wet. Victory ! (By not so wet I mean splashed less than 10 times, but still, my foot were floating in my pair of Stan Smith)

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Local people were preparing the Tak bad of the 16th: Mark Beng made of Dao Heuang, these beautiful orange flowers, Fruits and Biscuits to be ready for the sunrise of the last day of Pimay.

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Mark Beng

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It’s already Monday morning – time to go back home, but not without passing by the Morning market. Hubbie wanted to buy some young bamboo shoots when I wanted to buy the Khao soy stuffing. And now, it is really time to get into the car and go back home.

We took the old road, views are simply breathtaking. And it took us 9 hours (was soooo loooooonnng) to arrive in Vientiane (and go through the craziness of Pimay and the traffic jams).

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Khi noo chili

Our Trip in Luang Prabang – Tips & Crushes:

  • Tad Sae are on the way back to Vientiane – any Local or Tuktuk driver will show you the road
  • Fee to cross the small river is 10,000LAK and it was 15,000LAK (if I remember well) once arrived at the Waterfalls
  • The Morning Market is located between the Mekong and the Wat Mai
  • You’ll find a lot of herbal and natural medicines at the Morning Market

 

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