I don’t know what it was. Me, being a bit tired of a 24-hour-journey, or the city having a possible hangover from the buddhist New Year’s Eve two weeks earlier. The city of Luang Prabang was amazingly calm and quiet, a tranquility I’ve never expected. And it was hot. Almost unbearably hot.

View from top of Mount Phousi, Luang Prabang, Lao

Was this the relaxing atmosphere everyone was talking about before?

It felt like I landed straight away from busy Berlin in a new dimension of time – or better: in a dimension where time wasn’t as important as usual.

Haw Pha Bang temple, National Museum, Luang Prabang, Lao

Luang Prabang: The beginning

No rush, no hurry. Just a tiny village, at a peacefully flowing river, with the most beautiful buddhist temples on the other end of the world.

Luang Prabang had me right away. What a place to begin a journey.

Golden buddha under umbrella in temple in Luang Prabang, Lao

Books on Laos:
Stefan Loose – Laos*
Lonely Planet Laos (german)*
Kauderwelsch Laotisch*
Lonely Planet Phrasebook Lao*

*Affiliatelink (Was ist das?)

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