Old Quarter of Luang Prabang – a peninsula surrounded by the Nam Khan and Mekong Rivers, nestled between lush green mountains, home to numerous Buddhist temples with a heavy French influence. Of the best cities to wonder through in the early morning Luang Prabang must be near the top.
What to explore
The Old Quarter of Luang Prabang, from which the city expanded, is situated on a peninsula bounded by these two rivers. The town’s center is marked by a 100m hill called Phu Si, to which one can climb and get a very good view of the landscape: unmanaged green vegetation of the mountainous regions beyond the two rivers.
Travel to Laos and walking the old quarter, an entire city block quaint, quiet in the ancient capital of Luang Prabang gives visitors a sense of ineffable peace. According tourists footsteps, apparently elapsed time here slowly. Streets squeaky clean, though not limited car, motorcycle, but space here very peaceful, not hear sirens or noise of the modern media. Visiting Luang Prabang will not complete without experience the Ola Quarter, a diverse and unique ancient culture, unspoiled nature, delicious foods and most of all the charming innocence of the Laos people and their simple lifestyle.
How to get there
One of the best ways to explore Luang Prabang is cycling through the slow traffic roads. There are many places where you can rent a bicycle in the old quarter, which radiates from Th Sisavangvong (main street) and its parallels Th Khem Kong (along the Mekong River) and Th Kingkitsarat (along the Nam Khan River).