I was really excited to get to spend one more day in Luang Prabang. The city has such relaxed vibes and cute little tucked away restaurants and cafes. I had a lazy morning and really just wanted to have a low key day strolling around the city. My only goal for today was to find a smoothie! Haha I knew it wouldn’t be too difficult considering the amount of fruit I’d been consuming so far.
We wandered around for a bit before finding Indigo Cafe. After walking around the night market the evening before, I was enticed by all of their pastries. To my excitement they had amazing smoothies!! 10/10 recommend if you’re going to be in Luang Prabang.
After the smoothies, we just continued to wander around and poke our heads into all the cute little shops. If it wasn’t for the brutal heat, I could have walked for hours! I enjoyed walked along by the river. Not only was it cooler, but it had such a beachy town vibe. My favorite!!
That evening, a few of us decided to make the trek to the top of Mt. Phousi because we were told by our guide that the hill had the best view of the sunset. The only drawback is that it there are 300 steps to get to the temple at the top. So we packed some water and made the 10 minute walk. The sunset was absolutely gorgeous and totally worth the steps, but what truly made my evening was this amazing image of the monk getting his photo taken. I was able to snap a quick pic before he stepped down from the rock formation overlooking Luang Prabang. I think that’s my favorite photo I’ve ever taken!!
After the sunset, we met up with the rest of our new travel buddies and walked around a local market to try some of the street food. I had chicken and sticky rice, but our guide encouraged us to try the pig’s brain she ordered. She gave me the cornea…lucky me! 😒
We ended the day at a funky bar on the river called Utopia. The ambiance was so cool, but it was definitely a backpacker’s paradise. I thought it was wild how they decorated with one of the UXOs we had learned about the day before…It’s a little tricky to find the bar, but if you follow the signs down the side streets, you’ll make it!!
And just like that, our time in Luang Prabang had come to an end! On to Vang Vieng!