Laos is a little-visited, landlocked nation occupying the northwest portion of the Indochinese peninsula. As with most countries in that region, Laos has experienced its fair share of turmoil resulting from colonization by the Thais, then the French and finally civil war, but the rich cultural history entrenched in the 14th century prevails, to the extent that the entire town of Luang Prabang in the centre of the country was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995 for its unique and remarkably well preserved architectural, religious and cultural heritage. This extraordinary town is the focus of this five-day exploration.
Amantakas private boat on the Mekong river
Elegant accommodation at Amantaka
Local cuisine served at Amantaka
Monks in Luang Prabang
Relax around the pool at Amantaka
Spa treatments at Amantaka
The alms giving ceremony in Luang Prabang.
The famous Pak Ou Caves up the Mekong from Luang Prabang
The green city of Luang Prabang from the air
The Kuang Si Falls near Luang Prabang
The Old Quarter in Luang Prabang
Wat Xieng Thong in Luang Prabang
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