LAOS: A TOUR THAT EVEN LONERS CAN LOVE

Laos

By , Tuesday, Oct 24, 2006, 12:00 AM

Source Article: Laos

Buddha Park in Vientiane (Photo: Jun Takagi)

Making a Lao staple, spicy papaya salad, at one of the many Vientiane food stalls (Photo: Jun Takagi)

Crispy pork and rice from Namphou Coffee (Photo: Jun Takagi)

Rush hour in Vientiane (Photo: Jun Takagi)

A convenient hiding spot in Buddha Park (Photo: Jun Takagi)

Patuxay, a victory monument, straddles a busy Vientiane avenue (Photo: Jun Takagi)

The Talat Khua Din market in Vientiane (Photo: Jun Takagi)

Restaurants along the Mekong River in Vientiane (Photo: Jun Takagi)

The Mekong River in Luang Pabrang (Photo: Jun Takagi)

A slithery snack from Luang Prabang's market (Photo: Jun Takagi)

Wat Mai temple in Luang Prabang (Photo: Jun Takagi)

Luang Pabrang locals (Photo: Jun Takagi)

Alternative transportation in Luang Prabang (Photo: Jun Takagi)

A monk waits for a ritual offering (Photo: Jun Takagi)

Pak Ou caves are filled with thousands of Buddha statues (Photo: Jun Takagi)

Kuang Sii waterfalls (Photo: Jun Takagi)

A sunset over the Mekong River in Luang Prabang (Photo: Jun Takagi)