Asia Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 AOL {1800:681:7208 password reset CONTACT AOL Tec*h
  2. 2 Trip Report Nywoman an older single traveler explores Taiwan and Japan
  3. 3 Need help filling out my itinerary
  4. 4 Trip Report Tasting Sri Lanka
  5. 5 Advice on where to stay in Luang Prabang
  6. 6 6-8 Weeks in South East Asia
  7. 7 Custom Dress and man’s suit made in Hoi Ann
  8. 8 India help needed
  9. 9 Place to stay Hue
  10. 10 Hotel in Hanoi
  11. 11 Help with SEAsia itinerary
  12. 12 Go to Pai or not?
  13. 13 Ko Kraden hotels
  14. 14 Driver needed from Heho airport to Kalaw, from Kalaw to Inle lake
  15. 15 Hoi Ann hotel
  16. 16 International Bank Accounts. Have you done this?
  17. 17 Good fare for US west coast to Japan?
  18. 18 Bangkok hotels/neighborhoods
  19. 19 First time to Japan - tour or independent trip?
  20. 20 Trekking outside Sapa
  21. 21 Three Week Trip to Japan
  22. 22 Water Towns near Shanghai
  23. 23 Four Days in South Korea (Incheon and Seoul) with Baby
  24. 24 Thai Silk in Bangkok
  25. 25 Trip Report The Princess Journeys To Sri Lanka and South India
View next 25 » Back to the top

Trip Report My visit to Lao

This is a continuation of our trip to SE Asia, which started in Thailand (see Thailand for the beginning of the report).

We fly into Luang Phrabang and get picked up by our driver and guide. Our hotel is the Kiridar Luang Phrabang, absolutely beautiful accommodations. Dinner was in town (wish I could remember the name of the restaurant) and then we visited the night market.

Next day we set off on an excellent adventure to visit the protected elephants and enjoy a ride on their back. I actually got to sit on the elephant right behind her head, hugging my legs around her ears. She was so sweet. Afterwards we fed the elephants for their hard work and dedication. Really loved the experience. Next we are on to visit Kuangsi Waterfall. A must see. We hike to the top of the falls and find a picnic bench ready with our lunch. Nice touch. Lunch is delicious and then we are ready for a little sight seeing along the falls and the river. At mid point we change into bathing suits for a plunge in the water. It's very cold and there are little fish that nip at our feet, but the experience is wonderful and really cools us down. We get back into town in time to climb to the top of Phousi Mount for a spectacular view of sunset. A must see, bring your camera. We decided to go for a swim back at the hotel and just have dinner outside at the pool. Everyone was wonderful and dinner was great.

The next morning we are up before sunrise to get into town and ready for Alms-giving. The monks walk along the road and stop as we offer them food. It is a beautiful ritual and well worth the early morning wake up. Back to the hotel for breakfast, don't want to miss a meal and then on for more activities. First we visit Wat Visounnarath and then on to Wat Xieng Thong Temple. Lunch is at a restaurant along the Mekong River. Then on to the National Museum. It is time to head to the airport as our journey continues to Vietnam. See Vietnam for more of my trip report.

No Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement