Friday, March 31, 2006

What is the secret of the Mekong?

I don't know but I intend to find out.
In a weave of the Mekong river where the Khan river joins its waters sits Luang Prabang, a quaint small quiet city declared a UNSCO world heritage site.
Our first night let us see some of the creatures of the night:

Lao creatures of the night

We also met these two cool novice monks

Today we went to the Royal Palace Museum and Wat Xieng Thong:



The Museum was actually a bit boring. The rooms that the monarchy lived in were very plain.

What happened to the Monarchy you say?

This is a Royal funeral Pyre with giant earns with dead kings ashes in them.

Well in a not to complete history as I know it as the communist party took over and the Monarchy was abolished, sent to the hills never to return.

tomorrow we have an all day tour booked of a Buddha cave and Waterfall.


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