DescriptionColour is the first of Luang Prabangs virtues to greet travellers. Pearly frangipanis with their heady perfume, banks of overgrown trees peppered with scarlet flowers, the burnt sienna robes of hundreds of monks and their novices, and resplendent gold and claret wats. The scent of fresh coffee, river activity, produce markets and spicy food soon follows. And then the broader aesthetics begin to unfold. Encircled by mountains, and set 700m above sea level at the confluence of the Nam Khan (Khan River) and the Mekong River, Luang Prabang is now Laos foremost tourist showpiece.
Fred Johnson, Wisconsin, USA Member Since July 2010 Artist Statement I am a retired school teacher and Peace Corps Volunteer (Nepal: 1975 - 1977). My interests are photography, trekking, canoeing, and travel.