For many centuries, Laos people made their own clothes, tools, scarves, baskets and other things they needed to live. This knowledge has been passed through many generations.
Forest used to cover a big part of Laos, providing enough materials for the emergence of woodcarving as a major craft.
There are many Buddhist temples in Luang Prabang. It is said that 1/3 of the city is covered by temples and their gardens. The presence of numerous monks within the city testimonies about how fervent Luang Prabang is.
Pak Ou Caves, 25 km north of Luang Prabang, have a history dating back thousands of years. Packed with over 4,000 Buddha icons, the caves are set in a dramatic limestone cliff at the point where the Mekong joins the Nam Ou River.
The Kuang Si waterfalls is a three levelled waterfall about 29 kilometers south of Luang Prabang. The falls begin in shallow pools atop a steep hillside. These lead to the main fall with a 60 metres drop.
A little paradise on earth, perfect to finish our journey.