Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Temples and More on Our Last Day in Laos

We started our final day in Luang Prabang, Laos Wednesday with a morning visit to Wat Xieng Thong, hailed as the city's "most magnificent temple" and one of only two wats in town to survive the 1887 Vietnamese sacking.

This was an impressive wat, and no doubt a great warmup for our flight in the morning to Siem Reap, Cambodia, for two days of buddist-temple mania at Angkor Wat.

Afterwards, we shopped and hit the vast night market, noted for its endless parade of red-roofed tents and lightbulbs illuminating merchants offering their silks, wooden carvings, Beerlao t-shirts and lots more. We finished the night at an OK Laos fusion restaurant down on the Nam Khan river to celebrate our last night with Chris, Tania and Jackson and to toast a beloved family member we all lost yesterday.

Exhausted now. Good night.

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