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Thứ Hai, 23 tháng 1, 2017
00:06 Quyên Phạm
Coming to the ancient capital of the land of a million elephants, you can walk around sacred temples, discover the charm of Lao cultural identities, buy unique local products and experience the rustic life. In addition, in Luang Prabang, there are a great number of high-quality hotels with good facilities. This article will help you have the best preparation for the Lao journey by providing the information about the best things to do in Luang Prabang, Laos.
Visit the beautiful ancient city of Luang Prabang
The best way to visit historic buildings in the traditional Lao style of architecture is walking or riding bicycle. Almost all the hotels, restaurants and cafes are located around this city. Thus, it is easy for you to move to different destinations without using sophisticated means of transportation. Here there are absolutely no modern buildings and houses that are more than two-storey high.
Visit Pak Ou cave
One of the most stunning places to visit in Laos in general and Luang Prang in particular is Pak Ou cave, also known as Buddha cave. To reach this cave, you have to take a long journey of 25 kilometers along the Mekong River. Thousands of Buddha statues are placed inside the caves, which creates an amazing landscape.
Go shopping in Luang Prabang
There are two or three bazaars in Luang Prabang but the most famous one is the night market located in the center. Different from other markets, the night market in Luang Prabang is flooded with silver souvenirs and traditional toys. This is also the ideal place for you to buy gifts for relatives and friends. Additionally, you can also find other attractive gifts at H’mong market. The market is open during the day and sells a lot of landscape paintings by the local artists.
Enjoy Lao cuisine
The food here attracts a lot of tourists due to fresh and tasty flavour. The local specialty cakes are sold all over the city with affordable prices. Besides, the Lao coffee is a high-grade beverage in the world. Coming here, it is suggested for you to enter a nice bar and sip a cup of coffee. Along the banks of the Mekong River are quite a few restaurants that have the combination of Laotian and French cuisine.
Visit Whisky village
The village is located on the path to Pak Ou cave, where boats usually choose as the stop for about 30 minutes before continuing the journey. The famous specialty of the village is whiskey or types of wine from snake or insect that is mixed with whisky and put in the bottles with unique shapes. The handicraft Lao silk and other fabrics are popular commodities and sold lots for tourists here.
Mount Phousi, also known as Chomsy hill is where you can easily climb up the top with about 300 steps to admire the panoramic view of the city. On the top of the mountain is a wonderful temple. There are two ways to climb up. The first one is moving from the main streets and the second way is the trail behind the Folk Museum. The ideal time to conquer the mountain is late afternoon before sunset.
Source: Indochina Day Tours Blog
Thứ Ba, 17 tháng 1, 2017
02:22 Quyên Phạm
Tet- Lunar New Year Vietnam holiday is the biggest holiday in Vietnam, so a lot of tourists want to spend the best time to visit Vietnam in the holiday. However, it is the biggest holiday in Vietnam, so there are a lot of things which you should refer and know more before traveling in the time. Therefore, the post will help you learn more about the necessary things during the Tet holiday such as customs.
1 Decorated house
In order to welcome New Year, all families are cleaning the house clean and tidy and decorated their homes for more beautiful. There are many families still fresh paint, doors. The furniture such as desks, chairs for seating, altar, cabinets in the living room is cleaned of dust.
Furthermore, Vietnamese people also buy a lot of beautiful and colorful flowers to decorate their house. In particular, there are two flowers that bloom only new festival in southern yellow apricot and peach, red in the North.
Besides flowers, there are distilled fruits arranged in a large dish. Besides the fruit often as bananas, oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, it is still a plate distillation include custard, coconut, papaya, mango, or sung, and the truth is two watermelons.
Vietnamese people always buy new and beautiful clothes to meet friend and family on Tet holiday.
2 The custom of New Year’s greetings
In the first day of the New Year, Vietnamese people always visit friends’ house to say good things or New Year and give lucky money for children and older people. The customs is considered as the wonderful and special things of Vietnam, so if you have a chance to visit Vietnamese people in Tet holiday, you should say good things about homeowners.
3 Family reunification
Tet is a sacred time in the life of Vietnam. It is an occasion for family reunification, both the living and the dead. Those who go to work, go to school away from home, far from their families are looking for every way to the food festival with her parents, to her family. It is the reason why all Vietnamese people always want to come back their family to enjoy the biggest holiday with family. Therefore, when visiting Vietnam in Tet, you should book tour or hotel in advance to avoid unavailable room. Furthermore, price of service will higher than usual
4 Tet market
It is considered as the most attractive time in Tet which whether local people or tourists. When visiting the market, you will get special feeling which is seemed as Tet’s favor
Tet’s market is arranged in the wide place and the market can be established immediately which still take place daily markets selling things to buy. However, during Tet, almost all “great food” is sold. Tet atmosphere imbued really into these days by heavy scenes basket shoppers. Furthermore, Tet’s market is the best place for buying necessary things for making Chung Cake which is the traditional cake of local people during the Tet.