Laos: Last Sunset by the Mighty Mekong River in Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang Mekong River

Longtail Boats and Mekong River Sunset

It was my last day in Luang Prabang and after visiting Ban Xieng Maen Village, I decided to spend the last of the dying light here by the Mekong River . I had a late afternoon lunch, at the nearby restaurants overlooking the river. When the sun was already low I went down the banks to capture my last sunset in Luang Prabang.


Laos: Crossing the Mekong River to Wat Phu Champasak

Wat Phu Waiting at Mekong River

Waiting by the Mekong River at Champasak, Laos

My next destination in Southern Laos was one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in the country, the khmer ruins of Wat Phu Champasak. But like Bolaven Plateau, the site is at least an hour away, 46km from Pakse going south. It was still dark when I left my inn to head to Dao Heueng Market, where most of the transportation heading in and out of Pakse originates. I was planning to take the public transport this time but what worried me was my way back since I had to catch my 8pm bus ride to Vientiane that night.