Our second day brought a wide variety of impressions, from nature to city life.
Luang Prabang and the UNESCO World Heritage Site
According to the Luang Prabang Tourist Office, 400,000 tourists from all over the world have visited Luang Prabang in 2015. Since the UNESCO declared the town as a World Heritage Site in 1995 the numbers have risen with each passing year so they legitimately hope to boost the number over 700,000 until 2020.
Every year at the beginning of December, many film makers, directors, actors and other film-related people come to Luang Prabang. They meet together with an interested audience at the Luang Prabang Film Festival.
This weekend, one of the most important festivals in Luang Prabang took place. It’s called the “Lai Heua Fai”-Festival or the “Festival of lights”.
After one week in Luang Prabang, it’s time to present you our guesthouse: the Pongkham Residence. Also, I want to give you a glance over what’s happening over the next days and weeks.
It took us only 24h in our new home country to get reminded of Germany again. Yes, you read correctly: even in Laos there is an Oktoberfest.
For all of you who don’t know what we are talking about, let me explain. Oktoberfest is one of the biggest and most popular festivals in Germany. It takes place yearly in Munich in Bavaria and has about 5.5 to 6 Million visitors from all over the world. It’s very popular for its beer tents and typical German food. Since not everyone is able to get to Germany but Germans are quite everywhere in the world, there are Oktoberfests in a lot of countries. Sometimes they even import German goods to make it as authentic as possible.