It’s hard to walk the shady streets of Luang Prabang and not be tempted to lift point and shoot. The meditative quality of this UNESCO World Heritage city located at the confluence of two spiritually important rivers is hard to resist. Whether it is the sweep of temple roofs, the shy smile of Buddhist novices or the melee of market days, Luang Prabang is a great place to begin a photographic adventure in Laos.
Northern Laos is a cultural treasure of immense photographic charm, a unique piece of South-East Asia where diverse ethnic groups have been sheltered from tourism. On this photography tour we will visit mist shrouded mountain villages, float down the Mekong on private river boats and explore the beauty of Buddhist monks in the town of Luang Prabang. September is the end of the monsoon season when the landscape is lush and at its most beautiful, a prime time for photography.
Starting from the low rise capital of Vientiane, we take a journey north through some of the most spectacular scenery in South East Asia. We see impressive mountain scenery, rivers lakes and waterfalls with picturesque villages and charming people. Luang Prabang has atmospheric temples, colonial buildings and friendly people. Laos is a diverse and appealing country; a photographers dream and a highlight of any visit to South East Asia.