Sunday, November 17, 2013

luang prabang, laos - part 3:

More photos from gorgeous Luang Prabang! Just one more post after this and then it's on to Vietnam.

We climbed the steps of Mt. Phousi one afternoon, which rewarded us with stunning views over Luang Prabang and it's surroundings. It's a pretty straight forward walk, however it can get a bit sticky in the heat and humidity. 

We also visited a Hmong village on the outskirts of the town, where we met some lovely women sewing and creating textile pieces for the night markets. I just love collecting textiles when overseas, so naturally I bought up - both directly from the women and the night markets. The night markets actually have to be, in my opinion, one of the best markets in Asia and one of my personal favourites. They are definitely set up for tourists, but the quality and variety of products is really impressive, especially if you are into local handicrafts. There are some products made in China, but these are pretty easy to spot, and the majority of the wares are locally made. The only issue was we had to walk through the markets every night in order to get to restaurants and bars, which meant we stopped and bought and stopped and bought more - every night! 


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