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“good place to chill”

Old Quarter Luang Prabang
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“good place to chill”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2014

with its mix of bakeries and cafes this area is good to spend a day in at least going from stall to stall looking at the quirky things on sale and eating as much as possible. Stay around for the evening when the main walking street becomes a lively night market.

Visited January 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Peaceful, beautiful place.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2014

Lonely Planet seem to rave about the colonial beauty of Vientiane. I completely disagree and think that should be the comment of Luang Prabang instead. A smaller (than V) place with a slow pace and where there's very little hassling of tourists. Meaning from when you land at the airport you feel the peacefulness of the place (no one will hassle you for a taxi) and unless you go to the night market no one really tries to sell you stuff. There is not too much traffic there and there IS quite a bit of colonial beauty to see here. The setting of the town around the river is nice. Small bamboo bridges where you see many orange clad monks cross. Small bars and restaurants by the river which are lit up by many lanterns at night. Many great places to eat at very different prices (all depending what you like) and also quite a few cool little places to go for a drink if you'd like. I think Luang Prabang is all heritage listed meaning that the buildings can only be built so high (2/3 stories) which means the town has a nice feel to it. We stayed for 11 days and we'd go back.

Visited December 2013
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Waterloo, Canada
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“beautiful Luang Prabang”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2014

We loved everything about it: the beautiful colonial architecture of the old town, the street atmosphere - old elegant ladies offering their alms to the monks, temples and flowers, silk and silver treasures in the market, the glimpses in the life on the river...

Visited January 2014
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Denver, Colorado
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“Take time to walk around Luang Prabang”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2014

In addition to the main street, there are lots of small lanes that lead to each of the rivers. It's fun to check out some of the lanes, wander through the morning market and the night market (including the food lane). It's a charming town.

Visited January 2014
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New York City, New York
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“Evening Chants”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2014

At the end of the day stroll by the wats that line Sakkarin Rd and enjoy listening to the monks singing their evening chants. I'd suggest starting with the little Wat Pak Kahn located across from the Maison du Patrimoine at the tip of the peninsula. The small group of monks inside produced some mind-blowing harmonies.

Visited November 2013
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