Are you someone who enjoys people-watching? If you are interested in observing how locals go about their daily lives, we have a few suggestions about places to sit and soak up all the sights and sounds of Luang Prabang…be sure to take your camera to capture some memorable moments.
1. Ban Xiengleck
Depending on the time of year, this area is accessible via a bamboo bridge from the Luang Prabang side. During the rainy season you’ll have to walk over the motorcycle bridge to get to Ban Xiengleck.
2. Souphanavong Park
3. Down by the Mekong
4. Pick a temple
Please be aware that temples are sacred places for Lao people and you should always enter the grounds wearing appropriate clothing (covering your arms and legs) – and in a quiet, respectful fashion. Many temples do not allow photos to be taken inside, so you need to check the signs before entering. Please also turn your mobile phones to silent so that you don’t disturb the monks if you enter the temple during their evening prayers.