Thursday, July 21, 2011

Day 53 - Biking Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang is one of those bike-able cities that I love to explore. It's small, but many of the major landmarks are all right there for you to explore. Traveling for a long period of time, sometimes it's better not to be overwhelmed by a huge city, trying to understand it all...

Agoes and I rented bicycles and used our Lonely Planets to guide us through the city. We headed to the top of the mountain at the center of the city to check out That Chomsi, which is a famous temple at the top, providing great views of the entire city. Descending the mountain, there was also a spot that was supposedly Buddha's footprint in stone. 

Afterwards, we cycled the city along the edge of the Mekong River, checking out what the city had to offer. Tuk-Tuk drivers tried to bargain with us to take us to one of the popular waterfalls just outside the city, and boat drivers tried to get us to take a ride across the river to one of the caves. We instead decided to book a tour to the waterfall for tomorrow and opt out of cave, since we'd seen some in Vang Vieng a couple days before...

Pun Mieng

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