Tuesday 28 March 2017

[Day 4] Laos march 2017 - One of the best waterfall in South East Asia @ Luang Prabang, Laos

Kuangsi Waterfall

It's the 4th day here at Luang Prabamg, Laos. It's a visit to the famous Kuangsi Waterfall today! How can you not visit this amazing waterfall when you're here at Luang Prabang, Laos? Trust me! It's one of the best waterfall I've ever visited.

Read on to find out for yourselves :)

We managed to look for a ride that cost us 40,000 Kip (~ 4.8 USD) per person to take us to the waterfall. This is one of the most affordable price that we can look for after asking and enquiring around from local tour guides and companies. We got this ride at one of the hotel nearby that provide such services for its patrons. So, when you're here, do ask around for the best price and compare them :)

The journey there to the waterfall is only 30KM away but it took us about an hour as the road is rather cursive and windy road. Road conditions are fine with not too many pot holes. I certainly did not enjoy the ride there as I am a person who get motion sickness pretty easily. So, if you're someone who gets motion sickness easily, do bring along some sweets to help your journey :)

 Finally! Here we are at the entrance of Kuangsi Waterfall. There is a price of 20,000 Kip of entrance ticket to enter the premise.

A map of the place

Along the way while you walk to the first view point of the waterfall, you'll see fruit stalls on the side that sells with very resonable price :)

As your first stop, you'll arrive at this bear retreat center where bears are being rescued and kept safe here :) You can drop by here to take some cute pictures with the bears :)

First view point of Kuangsi Waterfall @ Luang Prabang, Laos

2nd View point of Kuangsi Waterfall

The water here is very clean, cold and refreshing! Do take extra clothings with you as you would definitely want to have a dip into this waterfall! You'll never regret this life experience trust me! HAHA! oh! They also have changing rooms here for you.

The 3rd and final viewpoint of the Kuangsi Waterfall

If you're feeling hungry, you can drop by at this restaurant here ( located just slightly after the 2nd view point of the waterfall) who serve mainly local delicacies. Not to mention that this restaurant also provide FREE WIFI! We had our lunch here as we were already hungry from the hiking and dipping in the water.

Local delicacies

Chicken with fried garlic

Pork sausage

Sticky rice

After lucnch, it's time for us to head home and freshen up as we have a movie to catch! Read on to check out more about it :)

There's a FREE MOVIE projection session held at Sanctuary Hotel daily at 6.30pm.

More information at link below:

The movie last around 1 and half hour at the little garden in front of Sanctuary Hotel. I personally felt that the movie is rather entertaining and is a great activity to spend time with out love ones here especially with the cool and breezy weather in the evening here at Luang Prabang. Afterall, its FREE and only a "courtesy drink" is required. So why not?

I've ordered myself a bottle of Beer Lao that comes with some peanuts to go with while enjoying my movie.

After the movie has ended on our way back to our hostel, we stumble upon this little fruit stall along Kitsalat road which we thought the price for the fruit are rather cheap although you can get fruit shakes easily here at Luang Prabang. You'll definitely not miss this stall as it has many different types of variety of fruits sold here.

For dinner, we had some local Lao noodles for a warm and satisfactory meal to end the day.

Khoa Soi
(Pork noodle soup)

Stew pork rice with eggs and vegetables

And this marks the end of my 4th days here at Luang Prabang, Laos. Looking forward to more activities tomorrow!

Here's my day 5 link as below!

Drop me an email if you have any enquiries at "liew_yanwei_05@hotmail.com"

Sunday 26 March 2017

[Day 3] Laos march 2017 - National Museum and Cafe hopping @ Luang Prabang, Laos

On our 3rd day at Luang Prabang, Laos, we decided to shift to a hostel nearby which has a more strategic location (along the main road) with half the price in comparison to the hostel we stayed for the past 2 nights. Therefore, if you're dropping by Luang Prabang, Laos in the near future and are looking for a place slightly away (about 10 minutes walking distance) from the busy street with a good price, this would be a good place for you! I'm very satisfied with my stay here, front desk is friendly, clean and comfortable. Most importantly, it has good ratings on Booking.com

Check out their place in the link above!

Here's some picture of the place for you!

Free coffee & tea throughout the day

Breakfast are usually included into the price of the room here at Pangkham lodge. Breakfast typically include fruits of the day, a pancake of your choice or local sandwiches and a choice of orange juice/ coffee/ tea or milk.

Local sandwich with fried eggs and bacons

After our breakfast, we chilled for a while in our room before heading out for lunch at a nearby food stall

We ordered pineapple fried rice and seafood tomyam to be shared among the 4 of us. However, fried rice here at not too my liking as it is slightly too moist and sticky probably due to the type of rice that's being used for this dish. Tomyam soup are not awesome as well as it's slightly a bit too taste-less to my likings. Perhaps a little bit more of sourish and spicyness to it would be perfect. Anyway, we are just looking for something to fill our tummy before we proceed on by visiting the National Museum of Luang Prabang.

We are finally here at the National Museum of Luang Prabang! It's located right at the town center at the busy street of Luang Prabang. It is one of their main attractions here at Luang Prabang which we get the opportunity to learn more about this place as it was previously the royal palace that houses many interesting historical items and antiques. Every items in here has a story to tell, so you'll learn quite a bit about Lao history and its royal.

Here's some picture of the place for you :) 

I only got a picture of the outside of the Museum I wasn't allowed to take pictures in the museum. Anyway, inside the museum, footwear and photography are NOT PERMITTED also you will require to leave your belongings at the locker (FREE) on the left hand side of the building. Additional to that, it is also especially to ladies, it is advisable to wear skirts/ pants below your knee otherwise you'll have to rent a scarf for 5,000 Kip.

After spending about 1 hour plus at the National Museum, we decided to stop by at one of the cafe nearby which also has a good review online by its patrons from all over the world - Le Banneton. Famous for it's coffee, ice creams and pastries.

A great place for you to have a chill afternoon over a bottle of beer or a cup of coffee. Staffs here are very friendly and speaks good english.

We ordered their ice cream which was said to be homemade. It's very creamy and very affordable with only 13,000 Kip (1.6 USD) per scoop of ice cream. Just the perfect food for a hot afternoon!

Baguette sold here are crispy on the outside and soft/ fluffy on the inside. It's so good that it's almost perfect eating it dipping in ketchup! (HAHA!)

20,000 Kip (2.47 USD) per bottle

After the tea time at Le Benneton, we decided to take a slow stroll back to our hostel. We stumble upon this long time cafe - JOMA which have a wide variety of pastries/ cookies and pizzas accompanied by coffee. Perhaps the only cafes in Luang Prabang that has air-condition in the cafe.

Here's some picture of the place :)

Some random shots I got an opportunity to capture during my day :)

Ended the day with some street snacks that we have packed from the night market along our way home for dinner! Various types of fried pork accompanied by sticky rice and seaweed to go along with it. Simple but delicious!

Here's my post on day 4!

Drop me an email if you have any enquiries at "liew_yanwei_05@hotmail.com"

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