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Polaroid of the week: Sunset over the Mekong River in Luang Prabang, Laos

Polaroid of the week: Sunset over the Mekong River in Luang Prabang, Laos

Last Updated on April 1, 2021


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No matter what we did each day during our time in Laos, we always took the time to catch the sunset. For an entirely landlocked country, Laos is great for sunsets over water, as many towns and villages are located right on rivers with mountains and forest filling out the gorgeous backdrop. We would watch the sun disappear behind the mountains and the colors of the sky change from blue to purple to red and bright orange before the dark night sky came like a cloth dampening the fire.

One particularly great sunset was in Luang Prabang, from the temple on top of Phou Si Hill in the middle of the town. Easily the highest point in town, people gather each night to watch the sunset over the sweeping views of the Mekong river.

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Melinda DiOrio

Friday 20th of February 2015

I love seeing your Philippines snapshots! Laos is the area by boyfriend's dad lives!


Wednesday 14th of December 2011

A-MAZ-ING!!!! Now that's a beautiful sunset! :D


Wednesday 14th of December 2011

The sunsets in Laos were just spectacular - definitely some of the best of our entire trip so far :)

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures

Tuesday 13th of December 2011

Absolutely stunning!!! This needs to be framed!


Sunday 11th of December 2011


Jade Johnston -

Saturday 10th of December 2011

Thats a beautiful photo! I loved Luang Prabang - such a relaxing town and I loved the night markets


Sunday 11th of December 2011

Thanks Jade! We loved the chilled vibe in Luang Prabang, too! We were so tempted to buy some souvenirs from the night market - so many fantastic handicrafts and paintings!