Luang Prabang has so much to offer. The beauty of the country and the people and culture of the place are truly special. We stayed there five nights and enjoyed every minute of it. First impression counts and my first impression of Luang Prabang was when I arrived at Satri House Hotel. The hotel is an old colonial-style house that was previously the residence of Prince Souphanouvon. The Laotian monarchy no longer exists but the family members still live in Laos. We went to see a Royal Ballet performance and one of the members of the orchestra was an ex-prince from the royal family.
The following eight photos are of various scenes from Satri House Hotel. I will add some short captions to each photo.
|A statue of a novice monk (young monk) in the|
grounds of Satri House Hotel
|A cone shaped flower arrangement for offerings|
|A long passage running from the front door into|
the courtyard of the hotel
|Blue and white ceramics as part of|
|An old bench. This is my favourite subject|
|Hotel guest sitting area|
|Silk wall hanging - a Laotian gentleman's robe|
|Cynthia at the desk on the veranda |
outside her room
Luang Prabang morning market. After our Alms giving ceremony our guide La took us to the morning market that runs through a lane next to his childhood home. The market scene was so colourful, vibrant and full of life. The vendors bring the produce that they grow themselves.
|Rice is not just rice. Sticky rice is the staple|
diet in Laos,but you can get varieties of rice
at this market
|Garden produce simply displayed on the|
|Here are some hot spices. The one in the|
bowl is chilli powder
|Ready made cuisine is also available|
|Fresh tofu and noodles are made daily|
|Some cooked fresh peanuts, brown rice, |
soy beans etc.
|You can find medicinal roots and barks |
there as well
|Bouquets of flowers for offerings at temples |
are readily available
|A traditional Laotian house close to the |
|The lane leading to Nam Kran River|
|Young novices on their way to Buddhist |
|Monks on their morning Alms giving|
I will be posting more about the Alms giving procession in a later post. These monks are very photogenic with the brightly coloured robes they are wearing. I have taken some great photos of them.
In the next post it will be about Ock Pop Tok, the weaving and natural dye center in Luang Prabang. I hope to get it ready before we leave for Tasmania during the Easter Holiday. The highlight in this post for me would have to be the morning market.
Thanks for coming along with me on my textile trip journey. It's fun to share my travel experience and photographs with you after I got back.
Until next time