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by Carla ter Maat on 11 November 2014, 11:11AM Food for thought Carla ter Maat finds that Luang Prabang in Laos is a place to feed the soul. I had a very clear image in my mind about what Luang Prabang would be like – it was more a premonition than through research, and in fact and I wasn’t far wrong. The sense of calm, serenity and peace, as though I had arrived at a very holy place, pervaded the air, even as I departed the plane. Luang Prabang (or simply LP to the locals) is situated in the north central part of the country, 300km from the capital Vientiene and only an hour’s flight from Chiang Mai. It considers itself a city but given the population of 50,000 people and the condensed peninsula it occupies between the Mekong River and Nam Khan, it feels more like a small town. LP is a UNESCO World Heritage site, which ensures th...
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